Advice on foundation
Yesterday purchased a house as a short sale that had been vacant for almost 8 months. Needless to say they had turned off the sprinklers/irrigation system.
Now at some places around the house I see the soil has shifted away from the foundation (see picture).
I know that I need to put down some soaker hoses to ensure there's sufficient moisture but I was wondering if there's a better way? Or is there anything else I can do?
They are at least 6-8 inches deep. The house was inspected and there are no foundation issues but just trying to be proactive.