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Area home foundations suffering from drought

Area home foundations suffering from drought

September 10th, 2012 by Roxie Murphy in News

Ron Hollandsworth of State Wide Waterproofing talks about the process of filling and repairing a crack in a Jefferson City home's basement. The crack was caused by the summer drought and the movement of the dirt around the foundation.

Photo by Julie Smith

Gail and Yvonne Cook built their home 19 years ago, but due to the recent lack of rain, the couple will have to spend thousands of dollars to fix their home's foundation.

"My foundation settled and cracked, which let the walls of the house settle," Gail Cook said. "We got cracks in the mortar and foundation and doors that wont shut."

The Cooks aren't the only homeowners in the area facing foundation instability. Lack of moisture in the ground since last winter has begun to ....