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The 3 Main Reasons You May Need Foundation Repair During The Winter

Crack In FoundationWinter is here, and isn’t letting up. With the Polar Vortex and record setting snowfall in areas like New Jersey, Virginia, and elsewhere in the northeast, it’s easy to spend your time focusing on shoveling out of the severe weather. But while you’re focused on clearing your driveway or driving to work, another problem may be occurring in your home that you aren’t even thinking about – foundation damage and basement moisture issues.

For most, foundation repair isn’t something that is even considered until problems like mold or leaking are noticeable. But in reality, you can take some steps during the winter that will help prevent problems throughout the year.

At AA Action Waterproofing, we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth far more than a ton of cure. With that in mind, we want you to understand why considering foundation repair during the winter months is a good idea.

1. Freeze DamageFor starters, it’s worth understanding that the winter can have a very serious impact on your foundation. If any moisture finds its way into your foundation – whether block or concrete – and then freezes, it will expand. That expansion could cause cracking to occur throughout the foundation. Then, once the thaw begins, moisture will start to trickle into your basement.

2. Mold IssuesYou may not even notice the leaks until damage has been done and mold growth begins. Mold growth can ruin your health and drop property value tremendously. And it can happen in the winter just as easily as in the summer. Because of that, it’s important to take steps to prevent it.

3. MoneySimply put, doing minor foundation repair early can help you avoid serious issues later on. Problems like water damage can cost major money to clean up, and the longer you ignore the situation the worse it can get. With that in mind, early repair can save you a tremendous amount of cash down the line.

Your home is your castle, and it needs to be built on a strong foundation. By making sure that your foundation is properly repaired and waterproofed, you’ll be able to give yourself the kind of confidence you need to rest easy at night.

At AA Action Waterproofing, we know that your home is important to you. That’s why our technicians treat every job like they’re performing it on their own house. If you need help with any type of foundation repair, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.

This entry was posted in Structural Damage on March, 07, 2014