Originally Posted by eubanks01
Live in Dallas as well, and the heat is just awful. We are used to get it getting hot but not like this for this long. My house is cracking all over the place due to the dry soil around the foundation.
Are you guys dropping soaker hoses or have you done so already? I'm thinking I might need to do so soon.
Haven't done soakers yet, but have watered the side of the house with a sprinkler for a couple hours every night, disregarding the "conserve water" situation. If you're seeing the soil separate from the foundation, wet that stuff asap. We just moved here, and spent 2-3 months looking at houses, one of the biggest determining factors was foundation history and quality. Ended up choosing an older house with a proven foundation rather than the newer junk they've been building the last decade.