Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by Kelsey Bullerdick
Snow is coming in many areas surrounding the Tri-State, so make sure your home is ready for potential water problems resulting from snow melting. With heavy snow, it can create a host of problems and inconveniences for many homeowners, but perhaps the worst problem is actually flooding.
If snow hits an area and temperatures fluctuate, the snow may melt quickly, or rain could come in and add to the already large amount of water on the ground. Half-frozen ground with snow and ice on it cannot absorb the water from a rainstorm. Flooding can tear through a neighborhood and wash out basements, crawl spaces, and more.
To prevent flooding problems and ruining your home when spring arrives, or in this case, in the middle of winter, it's important to take care of any moisture problems in your home now. Waterproofing your basement and crawl space can go a long way in preventing damage to your home that could have cost you thousands of dollars.
Something else to think about, if your basement or crawl space have any water issue, through cracks, poorly sealed windows, or anything else, the amount of snow about to melt -quickly - will expose them. If the soil stays frozen, water will need to go somewhere, and it naturally follows gravity. When it meets resistance, it will follow the path of least resistance - into your basement. And even if the soil isn't frozen, it has a saturation point at which it can no longer absorb water and the water will you guessed it, follow the path of least resistance.
Flooding in your basement or crawl space can have a disastrous impact on the rest of your house by causing mold and mildew, a musty smell, and pests. Take care of winter's lovely gifts now and spend the summer with peace of mind.
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