How Melting Snow Can Damage Your Home

When most people think of water damage in their home, they probably think of warmer weather. There is no telling when a tropical storm or hurricane could ravage our area, exposing shortcomings in your home’s waterproofing system. But the truth is that melting snow can cause quite a bit of damage as well. Here’s how.

How Melting Snow Can Damage Your Home

Could all this melting snow and ice damage your home? Not with a properly waterproofed basement.

Flooding

In our state of Maryland, a flooded basement from melting snow isn’t likely to be much of an issue. Most years, we don’t get quite enough snow for snowmelt to cause your basement to flood. Still, given the right conditions and an inadequately waterproofed basement, it can happen. This is a fact of life for homeowners in Michigan and Minnesota, for instance.

To eliminate the threat of a flooded basement from melting snow, a sump pump will do the trick. Here are three different kinds you might want to check out.

Wall Cracks

Many people suppose that wall cracks just come with the territory of homeownership. In fact, some of them can be an indication of a serious issue from water damage, or even an issue with your home’s foundation. If you notice wall cracks or damp walls—or both!—in your basement around springtime, it could be the result of melting snow.

For serious wall cracks due to water damage in your basement, epoxy injections can be the solution. You should get a waterproofing professional to have a look if you have even the slightest suspicion your wall cracks might be the sign of something serious.

Mold

If your home’s waterproofing system is compromised, you may notice some signs of mold in your home when the snow begins to melt. Mold isn’t something you should take lightly. Not only is it gross, but it can exasperate all kinds of respiratory issues.

Simply put, mold shouldn’t be forming in your house. If you’ve noticed it, it’s trying to tell you something. Perhaps there’s an issue with your foundation, or a leaky pipe that needs to be addressed. Whatever the case may be, you can count on us to get to the bottom of it and provide you with the solution!

Melting snow can expose any problems with your home’s waterproofing. If you notice any of these red flags this winter and spring, give us a call.

Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today for Basement Waterproofing

Whether you need a new sump pump installed or want to waterproof your entire basement, contact All Aspect Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTubeLinkedIn, and Houzz.

 

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