Preparing Your Home For Winter
With the winter weather closing in on Michigan, it’s time that you take the necessary precautions to ensure your house is sturdy, safe, and strong. Going into winter, you want to make sure that your residence is ready for the cold, wet weather. Between frozen pipes and leaks from the roof, the last thing you want to deal with is water damage after a few bad snow storms. To eliminate worrying about home repairs and issues that may make your residence less than ideal to reside in, take the necessary precautions now to decrease any damage and keep your wallet on the heavy side.
At Foundation Solutions 360, we offer services that will address the damage done to your home from water or just general nuisances due to the Michigan weather. Contact us today if you’re experiencing basement, foundation, or crawl space issues.
Make Sure You Stay Comfortable This Winter
While winter in Michigan can be on the more brutal side due to lake effect, there are ways that you can keep your home comfortable during this particularly cold time. Instead of worrying about what damage will appear once the spring has arrived, take the necessary steps to ensure your home stays comfortable and warm this winter. We provided a few methods that you can do now to ensure that once the bad winter weather rolls in you won’t have to worry about basement damage, leaking roofs, or a damaged crawl space.
Prevent Ice Dams
Living in Michigan, there’s no shortage of ice. During the window, you should take the time to prevent an ice dam. If you’re not familiar, it’s when your home starts to form ice and can be damaging to your gutters. If your home forms icicles or ice dams, then it can create a back flow of water into your home and create a lot of damage.
Caulk Your Windows And Doors
Caulking your windows and doors can always be a beneficial way to head into winter because it saves money and keeps your home warm. Even though we deal with foundation and the issues that accompany that, caulking your windows and doors on the exterior of your home will reduce damage from the outside elements. It’s also a good way to tell if your foundation is in good shape since you’ll be checking around the doors and the windows.
A great way to eliminate water damage is by diverting where the water goes. Since winter is generally filled with a lot of water, from snow to slush, you should make sure that the water is going in a direction away from your house. Many times people will experience water damage because the extensions coming off the house from the downspout will be going toward the house or roll back to the house because of the landscape. To help eliminate flooding, take the time to divert the water away from your home and the foundation.
We hope that these tips have helped you keep your home water-damage free! If you find standing water in your basement or notice your walls leaning, then contact us today.