While you may only experience water in your basement in the warmer months, don’t wait until you see the water to fix your home’s problem.
In the winter, when there’s snow and ice- remember that’s water too!
Those little hairline cracks you notice around the outside of your home are really not as little as you think. When the snow lays against your house the warmth of your home causes it to melt and it runs into those little cracks. Then at night the temperatures drop and the water in those hairline cracks can freeze. When it freezes, the water expands and forces the crack to expand as well.
The more expanding and contracting that your home experiences, the worse the problem will get. Most people think it is the spring rains that cause the problem in their basement, but the real cause of the problems is most likely the freezing and thawing cycle our foundations go through in the midatlantic region.
Take care of your home and it will return the favor. Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing can help. We offer free home inspections, at no obligation. Schedule one today and make sure you find the proper, permanent solution for you home.
Categorised in: Foundations
This post was written by Jane Azzinaro