It’s no surprise that the residents in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas are still experiencing a drought, and one of the hardest places affected by drought is your home’s foundation.
In the cold winter months, it is easy to stay warm inside until the warmth of spring comes around again. This is a period of year that’s not usually associated with drought conditions. A winter drought is just as dangerous as one in the summer and it just doesn’t affect landscaping but also the foundation of our customers’ homes.
“The soil contracts and lets down, therefore allowing the foundation to move, and that’s where the problems are created,” said David Edens, of Edens Structural Solutions.
David Edens said his company, Edens Structural Solutions in Tulsa, is getting more calls than ever before from homeowners whose foundations has dried out and cracked.
“You’ll see doors not working, windows that are out of alignment, you’ll see cracks above the doors,” Edens said.
However, there is one easy solution to help slow down the problem.
“Watering the foundation sounds kind of idiotic, but it actually does help,” David Edens said.
But even with watering, the drought is so far along; a deep soaking rainfall is really the one thing that will fully rehydrate the soil. Meteorologists say it will take up to 12 inches of soaking rain to bring us out of the drought.
If your home in Tulsa or Oklahoma City has experienced foundation cracking or damage due to the drought, call us at Edens Structural Solutions, the foundation repair experts. We can give you a free, no-obligation estimate and can recommend the best solutions for your foundation repair.