🪨 A good foundation

For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been writing a lot about improving your building envelope (floor, ceiling and 4 walls) by making it air tight and insulating.

🖼️ The big picture: Your home is your shelter. Controlling the conditions inside is critical for your comfort and even survival.

  • An air tight, insulated home is easier to control.

🥾 Let’s step back and focus on another critical component.

  • “Everything starts with a good foundation” is the tag line of my favorite foundation experts at FCS.

⏳ Now is a great time to have your foundation inspected for issues.

  • The extreme heat helps expose issues with slab foundations.
  • The little bit of rain helps expose pier and beam issues —> if you have moisture in your crawl space now, you need a drainage solution.

🔗 Foundation issues and gutters go together.

  • Rain water is not the solution for keeping your slab from cracking. That’s an irrigation issue.
  • Controlling water with the right gutter and drainage solution protects your soil from eroding away from your slab and keeps most moisture out of crawl spaces.

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Foundation issues only get worse over time. The sooner you deal with them, the less it costs.



🔦 Pro Spotlight

👉 Drew from the The Brothers That Just Do Gutters can give you a professional assessment and solution.

👉 Rodrigo from Foundation and Concrete Services will do a free inspection and review your options with you.

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