Welcome Winter with a Waterproofing System!
December 21 marks the official first day of the winter season, and it's a necessary time to keep your home dry in colder temperatures. Keeping a dry house is especially important in the Carolinas, where winter is unpredictable and not always characteristic of the typical icicle-lined rooftops, fluffy snow-bedded yards, 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, downspouts, and window wells, is a significant factor in keeping your home dry and ensuring water is adequately directed away from your home. The accumulation of snow and ice can clog these areas and trap debris, making them less effective. To combat this potential issue, make sure to:
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. A clear plastic dome should be installed over the window well to prevent water and debris from intruding into the area.
However, simply directing water away from your home may not be enough to rest your basement or crawlspace problems. Moisture problems can remain due to cracks in floors and walls. As snow and ice melt, water finds its way into existing gaps, and these cracks can become more prominent due to the constant freezing and thawing 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 divert water out properly and away from your home.
Call us at 864-480-8999 for a FREE home inspection, or fill out this form. Schedule your free inspection before the first snowfall 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.