How the Change of Seasons Affects Your Connecticut Basement

October… the weather is warm one minute and cold the next. It’s the changing of the seasons, and — in Connecticut — that change can be severe in just a matter of hours. So… how do the changing seasons affect your Connecticut basement?

The change of seasons and the dropping temperatures can have an impact on your your entire home, but your basement is particularly impacted. Your foundation expands and contracts with fluctuations in temperature. Even in a relatively mild winter, the difference in temperature can cause the soil around your home to shift. This movement can be enough to generate cracks in the foundation. While the cracks may pose no immediate threat, they can, over time, grow larger and are an easy way for water to enter the basement. Wham, bam, one-two-three! No more dry basement!

But at CT Dry Basements, our three-step, pressure-injected foundation crack repair not only fixes the crack, but it remains flexible. This allows it to move with the foundation during temperature changes, keeping the bond from breaking and allowing water to leak in.

The injection process requires a certain level of experience and patience by the technician to do it right. What’s a homeowner to do? Call CT Dry Basements at 860-830-7904 in Avon, CT or at 860-747-3775 in Plainville, CT.

Winter is right around the corner in Connecticut. Take a walk around your home’s perimeter now. If you notice any cracks in your foundation walls, give us a call for a free estimate now, before the winter winds howl… and before your expanding and contracting foundations crack!