basement http://kbia.org en Drought causing cracks in basement walls http://kbia.org/post/drought-causing-cracks-basement-walls <p>Many homeowners are seeing the impact of the drought with cracked walls in the basement, forcing thousands of dollars in repair bills that insurance generally doesn&#39;t cover.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that basement repair companies are overwhelmed with calls from customers about cracking and shifting foundations.</p><p>The drought has drained moisture from the soil for several feel underground. Drying clay shrinks, which undermines support beneath basements.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:14:48 +0000 Associated Press 19438 at http://kbia.org Drought causing cracks in basement walls