Is Your Basement Ready for Winter?

October 1, 2016 | Basement Waterproofing

Many people think the worst time of year for a basement is during the rainy season. Constant rain and flooding will definitely stress your basement’s ability to keep water out of your home. Water leaks and flooding are bad enough, but the inevitable mold growth they cause is even worse. Unfortunately, if your basement has not been waterproofed by a professional, the winter months can be just as bad as the worst rainy season. When the ground is above freezing temperature, the snow melts instantly turning into water, which has the same effect as rain. When the ground is below freezing, the sticky snow accumulates, waiting for the temperature to rise so it can turn into a torrent of water. When water accumulates near your home, the water seeps in through the porous surface of cinder and brick. A sudden temperature drop can freeze the water, weakening the integrity of your foundation. When the temperature goes back up, the miniature cracks have grown slightly-larger (from the ice), allowing the trapped water to flow more freely into your basement than ever before. The last thing you want is to step into a flooded basement!

Basement Waterproofing Tips for Winter

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