Winter is Coming – Is your Foundation Prepared?
The winter months bring joy and many festivities, but it also brings cold temperatures and often snow and ice along with it. When temperatures fluctuate between below freezing and above freezing, it causes the soil to expand and contract which puts pressure on your home’s foundation. This can create cracks in your foundation and cause bowing and leaning walls. If your home does not have a good drainage system, melting snow or ice will leak through those cracks and cause water damage. If ignored, this could make your home’s foundation shift and move, drastically reducing the structural integrity of your home. The best way to avoid these issues is to be prepared. Rapid Foundation Repair is here to help you prepare your home for winter!
One of the best ways to prepare your foundation for the winter months is with waterproofing. There are a variety of solutions, including sump pumps, interior and exterior drainage, and crawl space encapsulation. Not only will these help prevent water damage in your basement or crawl space, they can help protect the integrity of your home’s foundation. Sump pumps will divert water away from your home to prevent flooding–this is helpful no matter the season. Drainage systems will make sure that water does not pool around your home’s foundation, which can cause many different types of foundation failure. Crawl space encapsulation completely seals out water from your basement or crawl space to protect all your possessions. It prevents water stains, mold and mildew, basement leaks, and more. Contact us today to learn more about these waterproofing solutions for the winter months!