Maryland Weather And Your Foundation
Your foundation is one of, if not the, most important part of your home. Because our foundations cradle our basements in their places in the ground, they’re also susceptible to some pretty serious damage throughout the life of our home, and it’s this damage we need to learn to spot in order to keep our basements dry and safe. Damaged foundations can also lead to entire home structures becoming compromised, and it just so happens that the weather patterns we experience here in Maryland can lend a pretty significant helping hand to having these damages occur.
One big contributing factor to foundation damages and cracks is cold weather and deep freezes, and our Maryland winters can have plenty of this. Soil moves and shifts as the ground freezes, thaws, and refreezes again, and all of this shifting puts an incredible amount of pressure on the concrete our foundations are made from. While your foundation may be able to withstand this shifting for a good portion of time, it will eventually weaken and crack, leaving you with a problem you’ll need to have fixed right away.
Cracks in the foundation are the perfect area to let water in, and as rains saturate the ground, or snows melt, these cracks will serve as the perfect place for the moisture to travel. Soon, you’ll find that basement leaks become commonplace, and on top of a foundation repair, you’ll also need to worry about cleaning up and drying out.
Maryland weather isn’t always kind to your foundation, and we’re here to give your foundation the strength it needs to stand up to it. With our foundation repair and waterproofing services, you can keep your foundation in just the shape you want it in, as you keep water out and all of your belongings in your basement safe. If you want to see what type of shape your foundation may be in, and how you can fix it, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today.