Is Your Foundation Ready for Winter?
When it is about to get cold, and the weather starts getting harsh, it is time for every homeowner to start preparing for winter storms and shift their focus towards the foundation of the house. Home foundations tend to be neglected. Drastic changing temperatures are not good news for foundations and can wreak havoc. Winter storms are often not a big deal, but it’s best to be prepared for winter storms. Small preparations can go a long way in preventing damage to the foundation.
The following are some preventative measures for keeping the foundation in good shape so that it can be prepared for winter storms:
- Plant a ‘windbreak’ around the property. You can use some green shrubbery around the property to reduce wind impact.
- Prepare your gutters and keep them free of clogs and debris. Otherwise, the melting snow can pool near the foundation of your house.
- You can always add a thick layer of mulch to insulate the foundation from the cold and snow of winter storms.
- If there are openings to the crawl space, you might need to check them and seal the areas while preparing for winter storms.
- Close all vents in the house to keep away the cold air.
- Make sure that there are no cracks or holes in the exposed pipes or pipes that are under the concrete slab.
Contacting a Foundation Repair Expert Ahead of Winter Storms
To fix all the major cracks and holes, you can approach an expert who can inspect and repair it accordingly. Find and identify all major cracks and gaps in the foundation when preparing for winter storms. Soil shifting around the foundation walls can also cause cracks.
If you follow these tips, you can keep away all damages caused due to winter storms. In fact, it would be better if you can get in touch with a foundation repair specialist. Contact Kent Foundation Repair to successfully take care of the above when preparing for winter storms.