Over-watering foundation and soil can lead to serious foundation repairs.
The goal is to maintain uniformly moist soil to maintain a properly supported foundation.
Each side of your house may require a different amount of water. The southwest side of a Dallas Fort Worth house in the summer may require 50% more water than the northeast side.
Trees and bushes absorb water, but also shade the soil from drying hot summer sun.
In areas where there is less than 20 feet between houses, you also have to take into account how much your neighbor waters. If you neighbor won’t turn down the sprinkler system and is creating a marsh around your house, a french drain or surface drainage system may be needed.
To avoid foundation problems from over or under watering, always keep the soil moist, and never allow it to dry or become muddy. This requires year around maintenance to avoid foundation problems.