Wacky Weather Increases The Flood Risks You Could Be Facing As Soon As February
As we write this, it’s cold out: From our service areas around Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, and Virginia all the way down the Eastern Seaboard, the weather is getting cold!
And it’s not the first time: In fact, the temperature has swung dramatically multiple times throughout the winter this year. Every time it happens, it makes your flood risk more serious.
There are three major factors that can cause a sudden flood of your basement:
- Thawing snow after heavy winter snowfall can create a huge volume of water quickly.
- Sudden, significant rainfall can exacerbate cracks and defects in your home’s foundation.
- Groundwater that becomes trapped near your basement and fails to drain can flood in.
Although you can get a heads up about some of these on the weather report, the third issue is much more insidious and harder to be sure of. You may have no warning at all before nature dumps gallons of water into your basement.
The more the temperature changes, going from freezes to thaws, the more pinpoint cracks in your foundation and basement are likely to become bigger and bigger. Just like the rest of your home’s structure, the basement settles over time; however, its settling can also worsen damage.
Long story short: The stranger the weather has been lately, the more likely it is that you will be facing a flooding crisis as soon as just a few weeks from now. And as anyone around here is well aware, the weather has been stranger than ever lately.
Don’t Let The Weather Determine Whether Or Not Your Basement Is Safe
You can’t predict the weather, but you can do something to make sure that, no matter how serious it gets, it can’t damage your home or flood your basement.
Homeowners and business owners alike throughout our area should be concerned about the recent weather. However, taking action is even more important.
When you contact AA Action Waterproofing, we will quickly provide you with a free estimate that creates no obligation on your part. We can do your job, no matter how big or small it is.
Then, we’ll be at your property fast to make sure that you can rest easily this coming spring.
To get started, call or email us today, or simply fill out our online form.