The Toll Cold Weather Takes On Your Foundation
The foundation of your home can be considered your structure’s core, as the health of the foundation will directly affect the health of all parts of your home. A weakened or damaged foundation can cause your walls to crack, your ceilings to slope, and your basement to flood, allowing multiple problems to plague you as they all stem from one single underlying issue. At AA Action Waterproofing, we also know what type of toll a cold winter weather season can take on your foundation, which is why we recommend having your foundation checked and repaired before the start of another snowy cold weather season.
During the winter, the soil will often become saturated with snowmelt, and changing temperatures will cause this soil to expand and contract as it warms or cools. The water logged within the ground can place excess pressure on your foundation, and thereby lead to cracks, allowing the water stuck within the ground to seep through and find its way into your home.
With temperature changes, cold weather can cause the soil to expand and contract, effectively moving it and creating a great deal of pressure within the ground surrounding your foundation area. This pressure, much like the pressure caused by logged water, can create cracks and other damages in your foundation, giving water a way to sneak inside.
At AA Action Waterproofing, we always recommend having your foundation checked before you suspect a major problem may be at hand, as finding foundation damage early will typically lead to an easier and more cost effective repair. Have present damage before the winter season can provide a perfect setting for cracks to become even worse, and you may find yourself with a major foundation issue in a very short amount of time.
If you suspect your foundation may be damaged, or you’d like to have it checked before winter begins, simply call us today and our professionals can make sure your home, and your foundation, is prepared to tackle the winter of 2014-2015!