Welcome Winter with a Waterproofing System!
Winter is here as December 21 marks the official first day of the season and it's an important time to keep your home dry in colder temperatures. Keeping a dry home is especially important in the Carolinas’ where our winter is unpredictable and not always characteristic of the typical icycle-lined rooftops and a fluffy snow bedded yard and walkways. Instead, winter in the Carolinas’ can be characterized by near freezing temperatures, snow, ice, rain and warm-ups that make us feel like spring is nearer than we think. Winter is the perfect time to protect your home from the multitude of weather conditions and leave you smiling for the sunny days that are to come.
Maintaining your external water management systems including your gutters, downspots and window wells is a major factor in keeping your home dry and ensuring water is being properly directed away from your home. The accumulation of snow and ice accumulate can clog these areas and trap debris making them less effective. To combat this potential issue make sure:
1. Gutters are free and clear of debris.
2. Downspouts extend at least 6 feet away from your foundation.
3. Bottom of window wells contain several inches of gravel to allow for water drainage or a clear plastic dome should be installed over the window well to prevent water and debris from intruding the area.
However, simply directing water away from your home may not be enough to put your basement or crawlspace problems to rest. Moisture problems can remain due to cracks in floors and walls. As snow and ice melts, water finds its way into existing cracks and these cracks can become larger due to constant freezing and thawing that is common in winter weather in the Carolinas. If this is your case where you are left with a damp, cracked basement or crawlspace, you need a permanent waterproofing solution. Carolina Basement Solutions can install a comprehensive system that includes a moisture barrier, a diverter, a drainage system, a sump pump and a backup system to properly divert water out and away from your home.
Call us at 864-480-8999 for a FREE inspection of your home or fill out this form. Schedule your free inspection before the first snow fall or ice storm and let CBS give you peace of mind and leave you to enjoy the winter weather cuddled up next to the fire.