The Relationship Between Landscaping and Your Foundation

The Relationship Between Landscaping and Your FoundationWelcome to the Restumping Melbourne blog! If you’re someone who visits on a regular basis or someone who is saying hello for the first time – the respect and appreciation level from our team is the same. We know that the most valuable asset that we have is you – our current and prospective customers. So, the purpose of this blog is to serve up on a silver platter any sort of information we can that’s informative, engaging, and entertaining – related to both the foundation of your home (restumping, reblocking and underpinning does tend to be our specialty), but moreover – your HOME! Every part of it… Interior, exterior, if you call it yours, we call it our responsibility to help educate you about making it your best.

Landscaping… why should that be any of our business? We’re not landscapers or gardeners and we certainly don’t have any business pretending that we are. That said, when you work on the foundations of homes, you are working at eye-level and seeing all sorts of things in the landscaping space that you wouldn’t normally see in such an intricate degree. We LOVE this, and we love sharing all of the details that we learn, thanks to the exte variety of properties that we work with.

So, what’s the relationship? Let’s break it down:

  • Landscaping and the foundation of your home have more in common than you think. Your landscaping can serve as the best warning that there may be upcoming foundation damage that you’ll need to contend with. It’s easier to find than you may think. All you need to do is wander around the peripheral of the home and ensure that the star of the show is the landscaping – no cracks, no slants, no excess moisture. All of these are signs that you should call the Restumping Melbourne team.
  • You also need to be pretty strategic about your landscaping in relation to your foundation. As beautiful as they are, the best flowers and shrubs have roots that can pull down a lot of other home components in the vicinity. You want to do your homework in advance of any sort of planning to make sure that the roots of your chosen scheme don’t wrap themselves around any of the foundation components. If you’re at all concerned, again – the Restumping Melbourne team is here to answer any questions, survey your property and just generally be there for you throughout any home renovation process that you’re concerned about.
  • Seasonal is the final keyword here. Plants change every season; weather changes every season and the needs of your home change every season. This is nothing to worry about; rather, it’s just something to be aware of, depending on what sorts of projects you’re about to embark on – spring, summer, winter, fall.

Common denominator and broken record? Call us. No matter what’s going on, the Restumping Melbourne team is passionate about making your house a home.