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Home in WinterWhy is Your Basement Leaking in Winter?

Many people find their basements leaking in winter and think they must wait until spring before waterproofing. Not so!

No matter the time of year, D-Bug Waterproofing can respond to your leaking basement, providing foundation repair, waterproofing, mold remediation, and more – no matter the weather.

Why do basements leak in winter?

  • If your gutters were not cleaned in summer, water from melting snows can end up around your foundation instead of being directed away.
  • Melting snow and ice finds its way into your basement as winter progresses. Natural freeze/thaw cycles allow water to seep into the ground around your foundation, where hydrostatic pressure creates leaks and damages walls.
  • As icy temperatures expand the soil around your home, foundation walls can crack, leading to unwanted leaks and water damage.
  • Leaking windows, damaged bilco doors, and improperly draining window wells. If there is a way in, water will find it.
  • A damaged, frozen, or badly maintained sump pump can flood your basement when it fails to do its job.

While winter presents as many opportunities for basement leaks as summer rain, it’s also true that repairs don’t need to wait. interior French drains, sump pumps, foundation repairs, and even basement remodeling can all be handled in the dead of winter.

Why endure months of cold leaks when the experts at D-Bug Waterproofing can restore your basement to a dry, secure space. They can revitalize and remodel your basement into the game room, guest room, hobby space, or home bar of your dreams.

Why is Water Rising Up Through Your Floor?

It’s not uncommon in winter to have water rising up through your basement floor. Believe it or not, concrete is porous and allows for the passage of water under the right conditions. So, what is happening when there’s no leak to be found but your basement floor isl wet, or even flooded?

  • You may have leaking pipes. A broken or damaged drain behind a finished wall can allow water to travel down the wall and pool below a finished basement floor, eventually seeping into view.
  • Underfloor and exterior drains may be experiencing problems, including clogs or collapse due to shifting ground in winter.
  • Groundwater is one of the most common sources of water forcing its way up through your basement floor. It’s important that gutters, landscaping, and storm drains keep rain and melting snow away from your foundation. When that fails to happen, water can build up around your walls, or even under your foundation. This can lead to basement seepage and leaks.

D-Bug Waterproofing’s expert team can handle basement waterproofing in winter Call us today at 1-855-381-1528 to learn more.

Waiting for Spring is the Wrong Answer

When you find basement leaks in winter, it’s a sign that foundation damage has already been done. Waiting for spring or summer means the heavier rain of the warmer months will find its way into your basement with ease.

It’s also more difficult to schedule the help you need once spring arrives. Waterproofers and contractors are typically in heavy demand once the weather turns nice. Don’t wait, call on D-Bug Waterproofing today.

Our services are reliable and affordable, and we’ve been family owned for nearly 80 years.

Call us at 1-855-381-1528 or visit our Contact Us page today to learn more about protecting your home from basement leaks this winter.