Winter is here, and that means snow, ice, and sleet everywhere we look. Snow can wreak havoc on your home. Specifically, it can do damage to your siding, roof, and foundation. In this article, we are going to focus on the latter – the foundation!
If you live in Dallas, TX, your house is likely at risk of damage during the cold season. Although the water may be frozen, it can still cause problems for your foundation.
In fact, most homes get damaged during the cold weather because of the excessive amounts of water produced by rainwater during winter. The damage generally results from expansion and contraction of clay soils.
During the cold weather, expansive clay soil expands pushing the foundation in an upward direction. This is what is referred to as foundation upheaval. You may begin to notice your walls and floors starting to crack and bow.