If you are having foundation problems, you may be curious as to how the process of repairing them will be. While your contractor can fully walk you through what will happen, you may begin to wonder what will happen to your landscaping while all that is going on.
Having landscaping around your foundation can be a great way to prevent foundation issues from manifesting in the first place, but most people plant around their foundation to beautify their home and yard. The good news is that some foundation repairs can be very low impact on your landscaping.
If you catch foundation issues early before the issue becomes serious, often foundation repair can be done without having an effect on the landscaping at all. Unfortunately, if there has been major shifting and piers need to be installed, this will require a bit of digging in order to do.
The technician, in order to dig, may need to remove landscaping in the area to do so. If there is a tree or shrub that obstructs the area, this may need to be uprooted as well. However, the silver lining to this is that the contractor may be saving you from foundation issues again later. Trees and deep-rooted shrub planted too close to the foundation can be responsible for shifting due to their root growth.
Do note that if at all possible, your foundation repair contractor will try to keep your landscaping. Removing landscaping is just extra work that no one wants to do. It will only be removed if it is absolutely necessary.
Are you noticing the early signs of foundation problems? Even if you are worried about your landscaping, it is always better to address foundation issues sooner rather than later. It can save both your landscaping and your wallet. If you are having foundation issues, contact us today to see what Steady House Foundation Repair can do to help.