Why Dry Weather Doesn't Fix Your Wet Basement

Monday, August 3rd, 2020 by Emily Dowling


Why Dry Weather Doesn't Fix Your Wet Basement

 

"I never go down there, why should I care?"

 

The summer months in this area usually brings extremely unpredictable and hot weather.

After a series of hot 90 degree days, we start to wonder if it will ever rain again!

Lack of rain during the dry season may have you wondering if you even need to fix your water problem. Dry weather does not mean you have a dry basement.

 


 

Here are a few reasons to get your basement fixed now, even in the summer months:

 

1. Water Always Finds A Way Back In

2. Extreme Soil Pressure Can Cause Bowed Walls 

3. Get Your Home Evaluated BEFORE Our Schedule Gets Filled Up

4. It'll Never Be Cheaper Than It Is Today

 


 

1. Water Always Finds A Way Back In

Water will find its path of least resistance through your foundation. Just as there will be days in a row without rain, there can also be many days in a row with heavy rain.

If you’re only seeing water when it rains, you don’t want to wait until the next big storm to have a waterproofing solution in place.

Stopping the water before it has the chance to enter your home and damage your belongings will save you time, energy, and money in the future.

 

water in basement

 


  

2. Extreme Soil Pressure Can Cause Bowed Walls 

Soil expands in wet weather, exerting extreme pressure on your foundation walls, which is the reason for the bowing, leaning and cracking. 

If you are noticing cracked and bowing foundation walls in your basement, now is a great time to get it repaired.

Hot weather dries out the clay soil around your foundation, causing it to shrink up. Wet weather during the next rain, that clay will soak up as much water as it can.

Fixing the problem before the soil expands again is the best way to keep your walls from further inward movement.

 

bowing wall 

 


 

3. Get Your Home Evaluated BEFORE Our Schedule Gets Filled Up

Waterproofing companies like Baker’s Waterproofing always get an influx of calls after a big rain.

The schedule for inspection appointments and home repair projects fills up quickly. Get your name on the schedule before the next wave of calls to help save you money from further damage while you wait.

 


 

4. It'll Never Be Cheaper Than It Is Today

It’s better to protect everything now. Repair costs will be cheaper today than it could be in the years ahead. 

Waterproofing your basement can be expensive, but waiting for the “right” time may be costing you more in the long run. The longer you wait, the more damage you have, ultimately costing you more money for a larger repair.

Having your basement fixed sooner rather than later will save you more on damage and repair costs.

 


  

Water may be taking a toll on your home whether you see it today or not. Don’t wait for there to be a major problem before you call a contractor.

At Baker’s Waterproofing, we take the time to design a custom repair solution for your home's problem(s).

If you are noticing signs of a wet basement or structural damage, take the first step, and contact Baker’s Waterproofing today.

 

About the author

Emily Dowling, Marketing Coordinator Find me on LinkedIn

Emily is the Marketing Coordinator. She helps maintain a consistent brand and creates educational content to help homeowners identify potential water, foundation, or concrete problems.

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