Thursday, July 26th, 2012 by Sean Roberts
The heat wave that's been rolling throughout the Midwest and United States has effected people in many ways. Between A/C unit upkeep, watering plants and grass, and electric bills, most people think they're prepared for such harsh temperatures. But what most people don't realize is that the temperature above ground affects stuff under the soil as well.
With little rain, and high temperatures, soil dries out and ultimately shrink. When soil shrinks, it seperates from its holdings on foundations and creates voids. These voids allow foundations to settle, and when rain occurs, gives water a place to collect and penetrate into houses.
Thrasher Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks by Thrasher have come up with a way to combat settling foundations due to the heat. A piering system supports the whole house's foundation by pushing piers down far enough into the soil to more sturdy dirt that won't settle.
Thrasher installs these types of systems every year from one or two piers to a full house system, to commercial applications. Give Thrasher a call at 1-800-827-0702 for your FREE ESTIMATE.