Keeping Your Basement Dry In the Winter

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Many New England homeowners are faced with tough situations in the winter from shoveling their cars out of the snowy streets to keeping their home safe under the drastic weather changes. Use our guide to help make sure basement water issues will not be a problem in your home this winter.

Check Gutters & Downspouts

You cannot guarantee your home is safe from moisture issues without making sure your gutters and downspouts are free of issues. Gutters should be cleaned in the fall but at the very least, be sure they are cleaned at the beginning of winter to rid of any and all debris that fell during the stormy fall so that water doesn’t spill over and go into your foundation. Adding extensions onto your downspouts will push the water even further away from your foundation for an added layer of security.

Prevent Indoor Humidity

If you have a dehumidifier, keep it running to prevent moisture issues in your basement. Most homeowners don’t think the winter requires dehumidifiers but it is best to keep it on all year to guarantee your basement will remain moisture-less.

Identify & Fill Foundation Cracks

Water seeping through cracks in walls and foundations are typically the greatest cause of basement water issues. Find and fill all cracks and leaks in your basement walls and foundation to avoid such problems.

Waterproof Your Basement Completely

The only way to guarantee that your basement will remain completely dry and waterproof this winter is to invest in a complete basement waterproofing system. B-Dry Systems has been helping home and business owners waterproof their basements for decades. Contact us today for a free estimate on a basement waterproofing with a lifetime warranty.

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