Learn more about our foundation repair techniques, and discover how you can help protect your home or commercial structure.
Foundation Repair & Techniques Blog
There are many reasons why Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most beautiful places in the country to live. However, the conditions that contribute to the region’s natural splendor come with a price. This is especially true when considering the various foundation problems a mountain home may encounter.
A retaining wall is a protective barrier used to prevent soil and other debris from cascading down slopes. They’re most commonly used for homes affected by soil erosion, heavy rain or nearby bodies of water.
Although retaining walls serve a very important function, their utility doesn’t mean you have to compromise your home’s aesthetics. In fact, a well-designed retaining wall not only blends with its surroundings but also can actually enhance your home’s beauty.
At Foundation Repair Services, our technicians are busy throughout the year, but we receive a disproportionate number of foundation repair requests during the summer months. There are several reasons for this:
- Property owners have more leisure time to focus on major home improvements.
- There is less precipitation during the summer, allowing us to work uninterrupted.
Soil erosion happens whenever the elements slowly wear away the topsoil and cause the underlying earth to become exposed. However, this naturally occurring process can worsen in areas hit by deforestation or agricultural overproduction. By removing crops and trees, land developers also remove the root systems that hold topsoil in place. During heavy rains or windy periods, exposed soil loosens and quickly erodes.