Winterize Your Home for the Upcoming Winter Months
Winter is officially upon us! Along with the warm cider, holiday festivities, and crackling fires we love so much, winter also brings some pretty rough, cold weather. With the Kansas City winter shaping up to be a little colder than normal, it’s a good idea to make sure your home is ready for anything old Jack Frost can throw its way.
Whether you’re worried about freezing temperatures, high winds, or an onslaught of snow, there are a few simple of steps you can take to winterize your home for the upcoming inclement weather.
How to Winterize Your Home and its Foundation
Most people don’t realize the kind of damage a rough Kansas City winter can do on their home! Don’t lose heart – there is plenty you can do to winterize your home, and KC Waterproofing is here to guide you through some of the process.
During the cold winter weather, the soil beneath your home expands and contracts. As water and moisture from snow penetrate the soil, this process becomes even more extreme. These changes can lead to shifting soil and, as a result, foundation damage. To help prevent possible problems, here are a few things to look at.
First, take a trip into your basement (if you have one). Look for any cracks or imperfections in the basement walls, and inspect for any moisture. If you notice them, consider taking action. KC Waterproofing would love to help you out with a free inspection! Also, consider installing a sump pump, which diverts water away from your home’s foundation.
Second, make sure your grading is directed away from your home. The last thing you want to do is to divert potentially damaging water from melting snow directly at your home’s foundation where it can lead to damage.
Third, ensure your rain gutters are working properly. A few hours with a ladder clearing them out can potentially save you a more extensive repair in the future. Be sure that they are diverting water away from the home’s foundation.
KC Waterproofing to the Rescue this Winter
Rain, snow, or sleet, KC Waterproofing is here to help you with all your foundation needs. Whether you have questions about how to winterize you home or you have any questions or would like an inspection and estimate, contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
For more valuable articles like this one to keeping your Kansas City metro area home dry, visit our Ultimate Guide to Waterproofing Your Kansas City Home.