National Weather Service says El Nino will affect us this winter. That means more rain than normal. Drainage will be more of a factor in foundation movement and damage. Be sure to check your gutters and drains to make sure they are working effectively.
With the additional rains, the following will likely happen to many homes across the southwest, that are sitting on expansive soils: Ponding water will be pulled up and under the foundation, lifting portions of the structure which, in turn, will cause cracking, inside and out.
If you have a drainage problem now is the time to consider rerouting rain waters to flow from the structure.
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