TIPS TO AVOID FOUNDATION PROBLEMS FROM YOUR FOUNDATION EXPERTS
It is very important that the area around your house has proper drainage away from the foundation. Ground water should never be allowed to pool next to the house. Water that pools against the house can get down below the foundation and cause shifting to take place.
Annually inspect the ground at lease 5 feet from the house immediately after a rainstorm.
If there is pooling of water, take measures to slope the ground away from the house.
Downspouts should be sloped away from the house and the water should be dispersed 3-4 feet away.
By keeping water away from the foundation of your house you will reduce the risk of shifting that causes foundation problems.