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We’d like to share how you can begin the process of waterproofing your basement this winter. You’re probably asking yourself, “Why should I start waterproofing my basement now when it’s snowing?” It may seem counter-intuitive, but hear us out. While we typically experience heavy rains during warmer months, flooding can happen any time during the year due to moisture accumulation.

Even though it feels cold out there now, only the top layer of your property’s soil freezes. Soil temperatures further down are actually still above freezing, so you should work in your warm basement while the liquid is still able to pass through. If your ground does freeze, accumulated moisture will turn into ice, which can cause cracks in your basement’s foundation. Ideally, you’ll want to waterproof when it’s dry—before the rain and snowmelt.

Start performing a thorough basement check for moisture and cracks, then call your trusted local basement waterproofing company. There are ten steps professionals use when they’re properly waterproofing basements, and this detailed process ensures that your home stays dry all year long. From water extraction to insulation restoration and more, your local experts will ensure that your basement and foundation are dry and structurally sound with quality waterproofing or, if necessary, basement flooding restoration services.

If you know there’s a specific issue with your basement, have your local company take a look before it’s too late. Are there strange cracks in your home’s foundation, or does your basement have deteriorated pipes? Your local professionals can go ahead and seal and waterproof them. When they do this during the cooler months, your concrete will be able to dry thoroughly. Is your window well full of moisture? They can easily take care of that, too.

Don’t let the unpredictable weather wreak havoc on your living space. Just because you don’t see water doesn’t mean it’s not there. If your home’s basement could use a little TLC before the depths of winter strike, go ahead and prepare it now. Find a company that specializes in waterproofing basements and schedule your appointment today!

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.