Fall is here and winter is on the way. This winter, the Farmer’s Almanac predicts a tough winter with above normal precipitation, either rain or snow. In fact, they specifically mentioned the end of winter snow and rain. For many, this means wet basements in their future.
Above average snowfalls at the beginning or end of the winter season, when temperatures can suddenly rise and cause snow to rapidly thaw, can cause basement flooding. Rapid thawing of mounds of snow and a frozen ground means that water has nowhere to go. Water finds the path of least resistance, so if you have foundation cracks, you could get a wet basement.
If you have ever had to address wet or flooded basements, you know how stressful it can be. If you have had water before, you can rest assured that it won’t be a one-time event. Now is the time for basement crack repair. As you know, you can’t just clean up flooded basements you need to prevent it from ever happening again.
Once your basement floods, you have only 48 hours to dry your basement entirely before mold starts to grow. Right now, before the inclement weather begins, take steps to ensure that you don’t get water in the basement. The first step is to figure out where it can enter by contacting a waterproofing specialist.
Contact A1 Foundation Crack Repair for more information.