We all love winters; it is the season of staying indoors, sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows, in the warmth of our homes.
But have we ever thought what our homes, and the foundations on which they are built, go through when the mercury dips?
Very rarely or never, I suppose, unless you are a foundation contractor.
This brings us to our topic of discussion here, which is making your homes winter-ready so that structural and foundation related issues can be kept at bay.
90% of all foundation issues arise due to water, and winters also see rainfalls.
Let’s get straight to the tips that come from expert foundation contractors; these tips will help you spot problem areas for your home foundation during winters:
- Accumulated water pools:
Pooling water can damage foundations by seeping down into the foundation as there is no other way for the water to drain.
This problem can be solved by loosening compacted soil, using French drains and through better landscape design.
- Choking gutters and downspouts:
When gutters or downspouts are clogged, large amounts of rainwater will flow off the roofs, directly into the walls of the foundation of the house.
To prevent the same from happening, it is important for homeowners to keep drainage components like gutters and downspouts always clean and flowing.
- Overflowing basement and crawlspaces:
Foundation contractors say that leaking roofs, plumbing issues, or cracked foundation walls can cause flooding in the basement or crawlspace.
To tackle the same, waterproofing the two areas and keeping gutters and downspouts clog-free should be ensured.
- Mold infestation in the basement or crawlspace:
Presence of mold is indicative of the presence of moisture, which leads us back to the previous point.
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