When Is The Best Time To Waterproof A Basement?
If you’re considering waterproofing your basement, you probably already know about the numerous benefits that it can offer to you. You’re probably also somewhat aware of the basic processes and options that exist to make waterproofing the basement a reality. But one of the biggest questions many homeowners face is whether or not the time is right for waterproofing their home’s basement. Here at AA Action Waterproofing, we know that the question of timing is one that many are pondering, and want to help you understand more about your options.
In the most general terms, waterproofing a basement before you notice a leak is the best time. Waterproofing to prevent leaks allows you to avoid numerous hassles, saves you money, and helps you avoid potential health issues. However, if you’re talking about the time of year, the question can be a little bit trickier.
Waterproofing your basement is possible at any time during the year, but in most instances it’s the warmer months when it will do the most good and be the easiest. There are a couple of reasons that you should consider waterproofing during warm weather:
• It’s easier for workers to dig if a French drain is needed, and also easier to move dirt around the home in order to apply a sealer to the basement walls.
• It ensures that frozen water isn’t trapped inside the concrete or block walls of a foundation, something that could happen during colder months.
• It prevents your home from suffering during the big freeze of winter, and from enduring the massive amounts of water that can face your basement during the spring thaw each year.
Of course, you don’t have to wait until warm weather. It’s very possible to complete waterproofing steps during the colder months. But in terms of simplicity, it’s usually easier to do so when the warm months are here.
Maryland weather is notoriously wet, with average rainfalls of nearly 41 inches and snowfall that can match that in some years. Making sure your home is completely protected from the weather is important, and that includes your basement. The truth is that anytime is a good time to waterproof – especially when you ward off a potential problem before it starts.
Contact us here at AA Action Waterproofing today to find out more about how we can help you get the waterproofing results that you and your home deserve.