Illinois Unstable Winter Weather Can Cause Basement Concerns
The winter we’ve had in Illinois this year has been one of inconsistency.
We’ve seen rain, snow, below freezing temperatures and warm-ups
that have made us think short and t-shirt weather is right around the
corner. We’ve all heard the old adage – if you don’t
like the weather here, wait five minutes – and this year that has
certainly rung true thus far. Unfortunately, though, the unstable weather
has caused basement concerns for many.
Snowing and thawing, coupled with the occasional rain shower, is the perfect
storm when it comes to basement water. Our home’s foundations have
been inundated with water all season long. That’s because the pattern’s
we’ve seen have been sudden, wet snows, followed by unseasonably
warm temperatures that cause a quick melting. If your basement is prone
to dampness and flooding, without a doubt you’ve noticed already
that you have some moisture concerns. It’s never too late to take
some extra precautions to keep your basement dry.
One thing you’ll want to do right away is to make sure your gutters
are clean. Clogged gutters can cause water from melted snow and rains
to overflow and come down inches away from your home. And when so much
water seeps into the ground close to your basement, some of it is sure
to seep into your home. A second step you can take is to make sure drainpipes
discharge water far enough away from your foundation (at least three feet).
By taking these two precautions, you may discover your basement is drier.
What can you do if your gutters and drainpipes aren’t the problem?
Unfortunately, sometimes there are issues in your basement that can’t
be fixed by simply directing water away from your home. Sometimes, the
moisture problem is due to cracked basement walls or floors, or sometimes
there’s a moisture problem beneath the surface of your basement.
That’s when you need help from experts like
Reliable Basement Services. We work to provide our customers with efficient, economic solutions for
their water problems. We offer an extensive list of services that can
help your basement become moisture-free, including:
A damp basement becomes the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of mold,
mildew and bacteria – some of which can wreak havoc with your family’s
health. Not to mention, a wet, moldy basement creates an unpleasant and
unusable area in your home, so it’s best to get it taken care of,
before it takes a toll on your living environment. Don’t let this
crazy winter get you or your basement down. Give
Reliable Basement Services a call at (630) 777-0539. We’re fully staffed during normal working
hours to answer your calls.