Friday the 13th – Don’t Cause Bad Luck for Your Foundation

After seeing two houses in a few days where a soaker hose was too close to the foundation, I decide to post this video about moisture problems at a foundation.

Keep a soaker hose at least eight inches away from the foundation edge. This will allow proper moisture levels at the soil and proper support for your slab foundation. For even more information about soaker hoses and “watering your foundation,” go over to the post we did several months back and see the video done by Houston area engineer and home inspector Michael Gray, where he describes constructing a soaker hose system.
And, as always, come back on a regular basis, for more information about care for your home, inspection findings and just lots of information.

Written by DFWinspector

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