Trees, although a beautiful addition to any San Antonio home, can drink an extremely large amount of water from the surrounding soil. This causes the soil to contract and the house may experience undesired settling. When it rains again, the soil will expand before the tree will pull the water. This creates a cycle of pressure and release that can cause foundation damage. The solution may require removing the tree before house leveling can be performed. For foundation repair to be successful, trees that are too close to the property foundation may need to be removed. Once foundation repairs are successful, then house leveling will also be successful in the long term.