Now May Be The Time To Consider Major Waterproofing Work
Summer is here, and with it comes milder weather, more heat, humidity and generally kinder days when it comes to outdoor activities and long vacations. This may also be the time of year when you want to think about finally looking at your basement and/or your foundation and giving it the time and expense required to take care of any major waterproofing work that should be done.
This begs question, “Is summer actually a good time to get foundation or basement work done?” And the answer largely depends on your own schedule, as well as the more unpredictable whims of the environment. But there are a few reasons why you may want to schedule this kind of work for summer rather than other seasons of the year.
More Stable Weather
This is obviously not something that can necessarily be bet on, since weather itself can be quite unpredictable. In general, however, summer is usually less prone to the chronic showers of spring, and, for outside work, snow, cold, and how these factors affect soil also makes this a more favorable season for work involving excavation and major subterranean activities.
Obviously, things can change. It’s difficult to make any iron clad weather predictions even two weeks in advance, so in the same way that you can’t count on winter not dropping the occasional snow storm, rain fall still does occur in the summer, even if it’s not, on average as frequent as spring.
Better Environmental Conditions
Again, as a general rule, the longer days, with more light, and the warmer weather make it easier to get work done, especially excavation work outdoors. With waterproofing work that’s scheduled during a nice, drier period, soil is more cooperative when it comes to digging and maintaining integrity, and the warmer weather is generally easier on both the people that need to do the work as well as the equipment that needs to be used.
It’s definitely easier to dig a trench on a warm, dry summer day than it is in the cold of winter. And the longer, warmer days mean more good, natural light to work with during the hours that are required.
You Might Want To Schedule Some Vacation Time
Depending on your circumstances, and the nature of the job, you may find that you don’t need to be around the home for the majority of the work, and this would be an ideal time to relax. You can always take some time away from the home and enjoy the summer while the digging and excavating is being done, if that’s what a particular job demands.
Then you can come back at a later time and see exactly how things are shaping up. Depending on the length of your vacation, everything may be finished and ready to go by the time you return! On the flip side of the equation, if you want to remain at home while the work is being done, but, if you are close with your neighbors, you can find out when they are going on vacation and schedule the work around them, to ensure that they’re gone when the digging begins. This type of work can be loud and persistent, so your neighbors may appreciate the gesture if you consider doing it without disturbing them.
Ultimately, the best time to do basement waterproofing or foundation repair on a home is the best time for your own schedule, and preferably before any major damage occurs. If you have the luxury of being able to pick a time when you’d like your work done, AA Action Waterproofing is available all year round for both major work to a home badly in need of repair, and preventive work as well.