Springtime often is when homeowners decide to call a basement and foundation specialist to look at waterproofing issues. Do they know something you don’t? Not necessarily. The timing just happens to coincide with a season that sees an increase in rain in many regions as well as ground thawing, which produce saturated soil that presses in on a home’s foundation. This often is the time when homeowners start noticing cracks in the basement walls and water blotches on the foundation floor.
All seasons affect soil and humidity, but some weather, such as heavy rainfall and snow, affects soil more than moderate weather. Incredibly dry soil can also damage a foundation as it shifts. Damage to your foundation may build up, and you might not notice it until several seasons later. It’s important to get an assessment on what the foundation and/or basement issues are as soon as you spot them.
The winter season
This falls between mid-December and March in most parts of the country. Most parts of the country experience freezing temperatures. The ground is therefore much colder and more stable than other times of the year. It should therefore be easier to monitor damage during this season.
Many professionals will tell you that the winter season is the best time to embark on foundation repair. The stability of the soil is at its best and the risk of making any foundation damage worse is slim. It is the perfect time to cut through walls and fix cracks.
Repairing your foundation during the winter however, may mean postponing that vacation. You will also have to put up with people trudging mud all over your floors while the repairs go on.
The spring time
Spring time is welcomed by many with open arms after being cooped up inside because of freezing temperatures. This is often thought of as a season for renewal. It’s a great time for cleaning the house from top to bottom. Could it be a great time to repair that foundation?
Spring often comes with heavy rains. It is therefore a great time to monitor your foundation and look for cracks that are leaking. Some experts will tell you that this is the best time to assess foundation damage and embark on repairs.
The best time of the year for repair
There’s no better time for foundation repair than now. Repairing your foundation isn’t something that you should put off. It’s something that you should have done as soon as possible. Experts will tell you that ignoring a foundation problem and waiting to have it resolved later will only result in an even worse problem.
If you want to save money and time, you should invest in resolving foundation issues as soon as you discover them. Many professional repair contractors will provide you with repair options that can be applied any time of the year. You therefore don’t have to wait for a sunny day or for the wet season. You can do it now.