foundation http://kbia.org en Drought takes toll on building foundations http://kbia.org/post/drought-takes-toll-building-foundations <p>This year’s drought is beginning to take a toll on building’s foundations. Heather Bain’s home in Moberly has been affected by the drought. Her home is in need of foundation repairs. After the lack of rain the clay is shrinking leaving her dry wall cracking, her doors sticking and the trim no longer meets the floor.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:57:47 +0000 Karline Swan 20922 at http://kbia.org Drought takes toll on building foundations 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