The best thing that you can do for your foundation is implement a consistent watering program. Sprinkler systems are not adequate. We recommend installing a drip system or watering with soaker hoses. The hoses should be placed approximately 12 inches out from the foundation around the entire perimeter except in areas blocked by a driveway, sidewalk or patio. Watering should be done year round.
Each property is different and these are only general guidelines. We always recommend closely monitoring your watering program. The soil pulling away from your foundation is a definite sign that your foundation has become too dry and you need to increase your watering immediately.