Even the strongest and fanciest homes can be ruined if they are not built upon a solid foundation. Not surprisingly, foundation repairs can get very expensive very quickly — easily running into the tens of thousands of dollars for even minor problems.
That’s why it is vital that you do everything you can to prevent foundation damage to your home. Here are eight ways to help keep your foundation in tiptop shape:
1. Inspect the perimeter of your home. Obviously, you’ll want to look for signs of cracking or breakage. But you should also try to make sure that the siding, brick, wood, vinyl, or other exterior coverings are at least six inches above the bottom of the foundation. Many times, dirt and debris can shrink this clearance and provide a place for moisture to invade the top of your foundation. If possible, . . .