Drought Threatens Houston Home Foundations

Hot, dry weather causes the clay soils in Texas to shrink in volume which results in home foundations settling at lower elevations.

The majority of home damage is caused by settlement – the hot weather evaporates the moisture and the clay soils shrink in volume. With no support, the slab foundation will crack and settle (fall) to the elevation of the shrunken soil. Since the house rests upon the slab, some of it will also settle, creating cracks and other damage.

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