Water damage can be a major hazard in a building that already has a poor or damaged foundation, and it can lead to extensive damage even in the case of buildings that have an excellent foundation, if left unchecked. This is why prevention is the most important part of dealing with water damage, as the installation of a proper gutter system will help you avoid spending thousands of dollars later on just on a foundation restoration project.
But why is the foundation of your home so heavily affected by water, and why do you have to pay so much money to have it restored? As you well know, most types of foundation are built using concrete, and concrete can be affected by water. Over time, it can crack and settle, even if you simply expose it to water without any other adverse factor.
The fact is, however, that foundations are also affected by the positive pressure created by water. This added pressure is made worse with the added issue of dry soil removing any support for the foundation. As a result, your home may no longer be level and stable after a while, and you will have to think seriously about calling in the professionals and having your foundation properly repaired and restored.