Cold, ice, snow and mud – these winter weather hazards can wreak havoc on your basement and home if you aren’t prepared for them. Here are some top tips from local specialists in basement waterproofing in Staten Island, NY.
- Insulate your pipes: Pipes in the basement are especially vulnerable to freezing in the winter, becoming blocked and then leaking as the temperatures warm up. Insulating these pipes properly will keep a steady flow of water to your home and prevent costly repairs. Wrap pipes with heat tape or cables, leave bathroom cabinets open at night to allow warm air near the pipes and drip water from faucets overnight to help prevent freezing.
- Check your sump pump: Look for water pooling around your sump pump hose or pools of moisture collecting on your basement floor. These can freeze in winter and prevent your sump pump from working properly to move water out of your basement in the event of a storm. Discharge lines should also move the water well away from your foundations.
- Seal cracks: Exterior cracks in your basement wall can expand in winter as water moves into the space and freezes. This can cause leaks in the coming spring as well as structural damage to your home, so it is vital that they are professionally sealed well before the snows arrive.
- Check humidity levels: High moisture levels in your basement can indicate problems for your home that range from leaks and cracks to mold. Professional waterproofing companies can evaluate the moisture levels in your basement and recommend a solution that fits your needs and budget, from basement repair work and mold remediation to a full waterproofing solution.
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Bonded Waterproofing is a family-owned business serving the tristate area specializing in affordable, high quality basement waterproofing services. From basement repairs, French drain installation, mold removal and leak detection to sump pump installation, repairs and maintenance, we do it all.
If you do choose us to manage your home’s waterproofing solution but are concerned about the cost involved, we’re also happy to offer interest-free financing and a lifetime warranty to go with the fairest pricing model in the industry.
For more information on our basement waterproofing services in Staten Island, please contact us or visit our website at http://bondedwaterproofing.com/staten-island-ny-basement-waterproofing/ today.