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Foundation Irrigation

How Foundation Irrigation Can Help

Foundation irrigation systems can help foundations. But standard irrigation systems typically do not do a great deal to help foundations. This may seem odd, but it is true. Irrigation systems are designed to keep the top 6 to 10 inches of soil wet enough to support grass, annuals, and small shrubs. They are not designed to get water deep enough to help a foundation nor are they designed to concentrate water along the edges of a foundation, where it is needed most.

For most homes, the edge of the foundation, often called the grade beam, is 24 to 48 inches thick. Most of that is buried in the ground. So if your irrigation system keeps the top 6, or even 12 inches, of soil wet, it will still not help your foundation.

To protect your foundation from settlement caused by the supporting soils drying and shrinking, you must concentrate water along the edge of your foundation, and apply enough to keep the soils damp down 4 to 5 feet. The best way to do so is by using soaker hoses, which can be linked to an irrigation system.

Soaker hoses should be placed around your foundation. It helps to bury them a few inches deep. By burying the soaker hoses, you help to direct the water down and you also help keep the sun from breaking your hoses down. Soaker hoses must be used more frequently when it is dry and less often when it is wet. It is a good idea to reset the timers on your soaker hoses monthly to reflect the weather.

 

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Christopher Lorenzo
Christopher Lorenzo
19:36 06 Sep 17
I have had multiple good experiences with Advance Foundation Repair. They stand by their work and kept me informed at all times on the repairs. Post work service was good too. I am very satisfied with their workread more
Ruth Schuman
Ruth Schuman
19:56 05 Sep 17
Workers were very professional and hard working. They dug up around the house and put plants back to look nice. This company also has a trust to forever be able to redo warranted work.read more
Gwen Baumann
Gwen Baumann
02:30 11 Aug 17
I can't too highly recommend this company. I had work done of my foundation by another company several years ago. That work did not resolve the problem, and that company did not fix. Advanced was recommended to me by mother, who said they were the best in the business. I agree! They were polite, professional, charged reasonable prices, and did excellent work. They also have a strong guarantee that is backed by a trust. I can't imagine why you'd use any other company.read more
Linda Krizka
Linda Krizka
19:44 10 Jul 17
Advanced Foundation repair is the only way to go! The engineer, Eric was kind, helpful and informative! The crew under Haynard's watch was unbelievably considerate. The crew was in and out of our house for 5 days. Everyone of them were happy even in the 90 degree weather. They work hard and were very polite. If you saw my house now you would never even know they were here. They cleaned up every night and on the last day it looked like new! Very thankful to have been able to work with them.read more
Michael Francis
Michael Francis
00:48 29 Apr 17
Advanced recently performed our foundation repair and did a fantastic job! The job took four days and throughout the process, the workers were on time each day, were kind and courteous. They left our house clean each day and took great care in making my wife and newborn comfortable during the repair. They came back out to make adjustments, as was expected, and I am more than pleased with the results. Thanks to Juan Martinez, Miguel Mata and Ernesto Alvarato for doing everything I requested. I highly recommend Advanced Foundation Repair, they know what they are doing.read more
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