Weathering the Storm: Foundation Care Tips for San Antonio's Spring Showers


As San Antonio welcomes the spring season, so too does it welcome the return of refreshing showers. While rain nourishes our landscapes and brings much-needed relief from the summer heat, it can also pose a threat to our homes' foundations.

At Stonehouse Foundation Repair, we understand that your home is your sanctuary, and a strong foundation is vital for its stability and safety. With the rainy season upon us, here are some essential tips to keep your San Antonio home's foundation secure during spring showers:

Understanding the Threats:

  • Heavy Rainfall: San Antonio's spring showers can sometimes turn into downpours. Excess water pooling around your foundation can seep into the soil, causing it to expand and put pressure on your foundation walls. This pressure can lead to cracks, uneven floors, and misaligned doors and windows.
  • Fluctuating Temperatures: Spring brings not only rain but also fluctuating temperatures. The freeze-thaw cycle, where the ground freezes and thaws repeatedly, can cause the soil to shift and settle unevenly. This movement can put stress on your foundation and exacerbate existing cracks.

Taking Proactive Measures:

  • Proper Drainage: Ensure proper drainage around your foundation. Regularly clean gutters and downspouts to divert water away from your home's perimeter. Consider adding extensions to your downspouts to direct water further away from the foundation.
  • Grading the Landscape: The soil around your foundation should slope away from your house. This allows water to drain naturally and prevents it from accumulating around the foundation.
  • Foundation Inspection: Schedule a professional foundation inspection before the rainy season arrives. A qualified inspector can identify any potential problems early on, allowing for timely repairs and preventing further damage.

Why a Professional Inspection Matters:

Early detection is key to preventing costly foundation repairs.  A professional inspector can:

  • Identify small cracks before they become major problems.
  • Assess the condition of your drainage system and recommend improvements.
  • Look for signs of water damage around the foundation.
  • Provide a customized plan to address any foundation concerns.

By taking proactive measures and scheduling a professional inspection,  San Antonio homeowners can ensure their foundations weather the spring showers and their families can enjoy a safe and secure home throughout the season.


At Stonehouse Fopundation Repair, we offer free foundation repair quotes.  Contact us today to schedule your inspection and keep your San Antonio home on a solid foundation throughout spring and beyond.

If you think you may need foundation repair, please don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with a free consultation and estimate.

Give us a call at 210-879-8521 if you have any questions, or book a free inspection online HERE.

StoneHouse Foundation Repair


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