Every region is different when it comes to what weather it will experience. Different weather effects your foundation in different ways. For example, shrinking soil, which is caused by dry weather, can cause loss of foundation support which can lead to leaning walls, wall, floor, foundation, and slab cracks, or even a sinking or settling foundation. And the opposite happens as well, expanding soil, caused by wet weather can put pressure onto your foundation walls, which can a lot of the same problems.
These are just two examples of how weather can effect your foundation, and when the weather changes with the seasons, your foundation goes through a lot. In order to protect your foundation you must watch for signs of foundation failure and stay on top of them. Your home is a huge investment, and keeping your home in its best shape will keep the value of your home up, as well as it will keep you and your family safe and secure in your home. If you know your home is in need of foundation repair, make sure to call us at Grout Tech, we can assure you that you will feel peace of mind when we repair your foundation problems. We are your go-to team of professionals when it comes to Alabama foundation repair!
This is the weather forecast according to the Farmers Almanac. Basically, it is a reading on Alabama’s weather for the next year.
Winter will be colder than normal, with below-normal precipitation and snowfall in all but the northernmost part of the region. The coldest periods will occur in early to mid- and late December and in early to mid- and late February. The snowiest periods across the north will be in late December, mid- to late January, and in early to mid- and late February. Winter months can mean a few different things. If you have existing cracks the snow may melt and get into the cracks and if heated up will expand and contract making the cracks bigger. If you have a lot of snow, the wetness may cause the expansion of the soil around your foundation causing the pressure on your foundation. Winter is one of the less dangerous seasons for your foundation, but it can still be a stressful season on your foundation.
April and May will be slightly rainier than normal, with above-normal temperatures, especially in the north. Rain, you know what that means! The moisture, again, will cause expansion in the soil around your home putting pressure on the walls causing cracking, bending/leaning walls, and many more problems. Moisture is one of the worst enemies of your foundation.
Summer will be much hotter than normal, with near-normal rainfall despite a hurricane threat in early to mid-July. The hottest periods will occur from mid-June through early July and in early August. The dryness of summer will cause the shrinkage in the soil and the rainfall will, again, cause expanding.
In the end, all seasons will cause problems for your foundation, it is best to keep an eye on your home’s foundation at all times. Staying on top of the condition of your foundation will allow your home to be a safe and healthy environment, as well as keeping the value of your home up. Give us a call today! We are ready for whatever you can throw at us. We can take care of all of your Alabama foundation repair needs!