Frosty Foundations

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Cold temperatures and winter precipitation are not kind to foundations.  Freezing temperatures cause groundwater to freeze and expand, putting pressure on your foundation.  Collapse of the ground around your foundation occurs when that water melts. It’s a vicious cycle.

Freezing pipes present another danger.  When temperatures fall below 20 degrees, they are susceptible to bursting, which can lead to instant flooding.

Cracks in your foundation can also increase your heating bill.  As cold air creeps in, your heating system has to work harder to maintain warm temperatures.  Be sure to keep your home’s core temperature at 55 degrees or above.

Other than obvious leaks and flooding, there are some signs that winter could be wreaking havoc on your foundation:

  • The presence of mold.
  • Windows that stick or will not close. 
  • Cracks in ceramic tile or vinyl that cover concrete floors. 
  • Cracks above doorways and windows.
  • Jammed doors.

Waterproofing is the best way to ensure that you don’t have to deal with the problems that occur all-too-often in the winter.  Even the smallest cracks in your foundation can present a great threat.  Addressing cracks and other foundation issues early is the best way to avoid devastating effects.

Whether your waterproofing project requires heavy equipment or a large crew, we come onsite with the power to get the job done quickly and professionally, without leaving your basement a mess for weeks.

For a free evaluation and quote, call us at 1-855-381-1528, or complete our Quote Request Form.