Summer Is The Ideal Time For Basement Waterproofing And Foundation Repairs

When you've settled into the hot dry months of summer, a wet basement could be the furthest thing from your mind. After all, there has to be water in the soil for the moisture to be making its way into your basement, so you probably don't currently have puddles hanging out down there. But now is actually the best time to have basement waterproofing repairs done on your home. That's because water-related problems are only going to get worse, not better, which means putting it off won't do any good. And by having your basement waterproofing done now, you'll be prepared by the time the fall rains or spring snow-melt hits!

Most of us know when our properties have water problems. There is moisture on the basement floor or efflorescence on the walls. We can see the cracks in the foundation and smell the tell-tale musty odor of mold. But that doesn't mean we fix them right away. However, if you've just discovered that your home or commercial space is in need of any type of foundation repair and waterproofing, right now--during the summer months--is the best possible time to fix it.

For starters, since it doesn't rain as often in the summer, there's less water penetrating your basement and thus less of a mess to clean up before repairs can start. But there are also many other reasons to have your wet basement problems fixed this summer:

  • Grass and yards are less prone to damage from heavy equipment (often used to excavate for drainage solutions and exterior waterproofing) when they're not waterlogged.

  • Exterior foundation waterproofing and drainage can be installed more efficiently, since there won't be rain delays. This helps get the project done (and gets your property protected) sooner.

  • Foundation contractors are typically in high demand during rainy months--when homeowners are dealing with immediate issues like basement flooding--so if your project isn't an emergency, you could find yourself waiting and waiting for a pro to become available. By scheduling your job for the slower summer months, you'll avoid this hassle.

Perhaps the most compelling reason to bring in a foundation and basement contractor during the summer months is that it can save you a lot of headaches down the line. By having your foundation repaired or a French drain system installed, you can help stop damage in its tracks. Mold needs moisture to grow, so by having your basement waterproofing system put in while the soil surrounding your house is dry, you can effectively prevent mold growth (and the costly damage it can cause).

But that's not all. With problems like foundation cracks, these fissures tend to get bigger with time. One of the primary ways they expand is actually through water infiltration: Water penetrates the cracks, then freezes and expands. Over time, this process can turn a tiny crack into a dangerously big one. But by opting for foundation crack repair in the summer, you can safely seal up those cracks before the cooler weather makes the freezing and thawing cycle a risk to your property.

So, while it may be a bit counterintuitive at first that the dry months of summer are the best time to end wet basement problems, if your property is in need of any type of assistance from a basement/foundation contractor, now is a great time to get started. Reap the benefits of summertime basement waterproofing by contacting your local foundation repair company today!