Water can enter your basement in any number of ways. But one common way basement water happens is as a result of cracks in the foundation that expand in cold weather. Smaller foundation cracks and basement floor cracks can become larger and expand during the cold weather. This is not necessarily a problem when the ground is dry and frozen. However, once the rain falls or the snow begins to melt, but the cracks are still enlarged because of the cold temperatures, water can enter your home. Water will always find the path of least resistance, so basement cracks can cause water infiltration.
Winter is on the way, so too is the wet snow and rain. While is still may be a few weeks before we get a hard frost and the ground becomes completely frozen, cracks can and will begin to expand as the temperature drops. Cold weather affects foundation and concrete floor cracks. Basement crack repair is essential before the freezing weather makes foundation and floor cracks even worse.
Year round water enters the soil around your home resulting in voids in the soil along your foundation. This is where water can pool, collect and freeze. This water can flow into cracks and flood basements. During freezing weather, the foundation cracks and soil expand, shifting your foundation walls. As the weather warms, foundation cracks will shift again.
Basement and concrete floor cracks can allow water into your home but they can also compromise the structural integrity of your home. For basement crack repair in Boston, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.