The leaves are changing and the days are getting shorter. You know what that means—winter is just around the corner. Now is the time to prepare your home for the colder months, cause let’s face it, no one wants to do it in the snow. Most know about raking leaves and bringing in hoses, but winterizing your foundation and crawlspace is just as important.

We have a few tips on how to winterize your home for the winter:

  1. Kill and remove any weeds that are against the house. Rake away the dead vegetation to prevent rot and mold against your home.
  2. Close any possible entry points for rodents.
  3. Close and seal cellar doors as tightly as possible.
  4. Make sure downspouts are at least 6 feet away from the foundation.
  5. Check crawlspace for any rodent infestation or damage caused by standing water.
  6. Insulate the attic and any upper crawlspace to prevent water damage.
  7. Tightly close the crawlspace entrance(s).
  8. Inspect window wells and egress windows to make sure they are properly sealed.
  9. Walk around your home any look for any cracks or holes in the foundation.

Doing regular inspections and making sure your home is sealed off from water and critters is very important for you foundation. Be sure to do this as soon as possible, because you never know when bad weather will strike.

If you notice large foundation cracks, signs of water or rodents in your crawlspace, you need to reach out to a specialist. Dry Basement Foundation Repair will inspect your cracks and crawlspaces and provide the best repair solution for your home.

With the proper foundation and crawlspace repairs, you can avoid water damage, foundation failure, and structural damage. Contact Dry Basement today for all your foundation needs.