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Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2013 4:30 am

More than 90 percent of Texas is experiencing a drought and about 30 percent is in an extreme drought situation, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

When soil becomes dry, foundations can expand and then shrink, leaving cracks in the soil. The Better Business Bureau encourages consumers looking for foundation repair services to take the time to find a professional to avoid a major shift in their finances.

BBB recommends the following tips for consumers in need of foundation repair services:

• Do your homework. Check with BBB at bbb.org or through BBB’s free mobile app before choosing a contractor.

• Get referrals and compare several price quotes using BBB’s Request a Quote.

• Request an on-site inspection. So that you can be given an accurate estimate, have the company come to your house.

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