Why Hiring a Contractor in the Winter Should be Your #1 Priority
With the holidays inching closer, home improvement projects may not be top of mind. The weather will get worse, and you may be thinking the time for home improvements is in the spring when the weather is warm.
Waterproofing and foundation repair is an important project that is crucial to the integrity and value of your home. It is a common misconception that these types of repairs can only be completed in the spring.
The truth is that foundation repair installations during the winter are just as effective. Winter repairs prepare you for the first big snow melt and those inevitable spring rains. It is never a bad time to waterproof your basement or garage.
Foundation and water damage only get worse with time. More and more groundwater continues to find its way in, allows mold spores to multiply, and can increase the structural damage to your foundation walls.
Winter’s Negative Effects on Your Home
During these cold months, moisture can get in through foundation cracks and freeze. This freeze can cause expansion, which grows the cracks and increases the severity of the damage.
In the spring, the ground thaws and there can be more water seeping in than there ever was before. Saturated soil expands and puts pressure on your foundation walls. The force builds up over time and can cause the walls to crack and bow inward.
Don’t Wait, Schedule Your Winter Repair Project Today!
You can mitigate water, foundation or concrete issues by calling a professional contractor as soon as you notice the problem.
Get your free estimate now. Even if you decide to wait until spring to schedule the repair, you’ll have all of the information you need to make an informed decision when the timing is right for you and your family.
One of the benefits to calling a professional contractor in the winter is they are likely more available than in the spring. Since most people choose spring and summer for home improvements, especially in waterproofing, contractors have more open schedules as the temperature drops.
It is important to note that some external repairs may be delayed due to weather conditions. Internal waterproofing solutions will generally carry on, no matter the weather.
At Baker’s Waterproofing, we have over 45 years of working year-round, bringing customers a dry, comfortable and stable living space. We offer a variety of home repair solutions for waterproofing and foundation issues that can be custom-designed to your home and your immediate needs.
As the winter weather approaches, you can count on our team to help you cross that major home improvement project off your checklist. Contact our team today for a free estimate!