How Various Soil Types Can Affect Your Foundation
Did you know that the type of soil on your property can greatly impact the stability of your foundation? Soil varies based on your region of Texas, the climate, and also the history of your property. Various types of soil react differently to both moisture and flooding.
Understanding your soil type is an important step when you are trying to determine how to best repair your foundation. Mendoza House Leveling & Repair LLC will you assess your soil type and apply the right repair plan for your foundation.
Types of Soil
Peat – A softer soil usually composed of decaying vegetation and water. It is unstable and not good for supporting foundations.
Clay – This soil is highly expansive and is easily molded when wet. It is composed of very small particles and swells and retracts easily.
Silt – A soft-to-the-touch soil that retains moisture, it is not good at draining and can continuously swell against foundations.
Sand or gravel – There are large spaces between particles, preventing the retaining of moisture. This can be good for foundations so long as particles aren’t washed out.
Loam – Made up of sand, clay, and silt, this is ideal for supporting foundations. It is well balanced for moisture absorption.
Rock – Made up of bedrock, sandstone, limestone, or another rock. It is solid and doesn’t absorb moisture, as long as it is properly prepared.
Mendoza House Leveling & Repair LLC will assess your soil and provide you with a plan to repair your foundation or level you house.
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