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How to Water a Foundation Video

Watch the video and learn How to Water a Foundation

How to water a foundation, do it yourself, easy install demo for an irrigation foundation watering & soaker hose system. An ounce of maintenance definitely out weighs a pound of repair. By Advanced Foundation Repair, a Texas foundation specialist for repair, maintenance and Tella Firma foundation systems.


  1. How to install a foundation watering system in for a home.
  2. Easy to do with parts you can buy at your local hardware store for less than $50.00.
    1. Two splitters.
    2. One roll of Teflon take.
    3. One Battery Operated Timer.
    4. Two Soaker Hoses (either the rubber or flat hose).
  3. Wrap Threads of Battery, hoses and splitters with Teflon take to reduce leaks. 
  4. Take one splitter and attach to spigot on house.
  5. This allows you to run the soaker hoses and a separate hose system that you can use for other purposes. 5.
  6. Turn one side of the splitter off and the other side on for the soaker hose system. 6. Screw the battery operated time onto the splitter. 7.
  7. Attach the second splitter to the other side of the battery operated timer.
  8. This will allow you to run two soaker hoses off of the timer at the same time. 8. Water pressure in soaker hoses will be highest closer to the spigot.
  9. Keep hoses short, less than 50 feet.
  10. Otherwise all the water will come out near the timer and not at the very end. 9.
  11. Take a soaker hose and attach one each to the ends of the splitter. 10.
  12. Stretch the soaker hoses out along the ground about 6 inches from the house. 11.
  13. Bury soaker hoses 2 inches deep, cutting down on evaporation and run off. 12.
  14. Turn the battery operated time on and you are ready to go. 13.
  15. The goal is to keep soil under the house down to about 5 feet at a constant water content.
  16. Run the soaker hoses more when it is dry. During a really host dry summer you may have to run them 2 hours a day.
  17. When it is wet and raining you don’t have to run them at all.
  18. It is possible to damage your home by putting too much water down. 14.
  19. If you are running soaker hoses and continue to see movement, call the experts and Advanced Foundation Repair. 15.
  20. Be observant, be careful, conserve water, can give us a call if you need our help – 214-333-0003.

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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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