Are you curious when the best time of year is to make foundation repairs? Dry Basement® Foundation Repair can help!

Fixing your home’s foundation can be an intimidating process for homeowners, but it doesn’t have to be! Lots of homes deal with erosion, settlement, and water leaks which are all signs your home needs foundation repair. But with help from Dry Basement® Foundation Repair with its over 45 years in the business and the Dry Basement® team with more than 200 combined years of experience in foundation repair and basement waterproofing, you can be sure you are making the right decisions for your house and your family.

So, if you already believe you have some foundation settlement, when is the best time to schedule the repairs? We will walk you through the seasons to explain how different weather may affect your foundation repair.

Winter Foundation Repair

Winter spans from about December to March, and due to the colder temperatures and minimal rainfall, it can be a great time for repairs because the soil is more stable. Stable soil makes foundation damages and cracks somewhat easier to monitor.

However, stable soil and less rain can also mean that homeowners are less likely to sense urgency around making repairs. But, waiting till spring could expose you to water damage through cracks in basement walls or the foundation.

Another hindrance is many homeowners prefer not to have repairs done on their homes during the holidays or while they have planned vacations. It’s important to look at your schedule and find what best suits you, as well as factoring in that the longer you wait, the worse the damage may become.

Scheduling in Spring

Spring is the most common time for foundation repair work, often because homeowners are back outside and assessing their home more. It’s also a common time to see more damage to your home’s foundation—heavy rains from April to June tend to cause new cracks and make existing cracks weep.

Due to the heavy rainfall, however, the soil around your home can begin to shift and become muddy, making the ground less stable as compared to winter. Either way, Dry Basement® can still make repairs in the spring. But because it can be the busiest time of the year for foundation repair companies, you may also have to wait longer than expected.

Be sure to weigh your options and never feel like you have to wait until spring because that’s the only time for repairs. They can be made year-round!


A lot of foundation settlement can happen during summer due to rain, humidity, shifting soil, and the heat. Because of the settlement that happens during this time of year, as well as the fact that many schedule vacations anywhere from June to August, many families don’t want to get involved in a large repair project.

If you noticed any signs of settlement around your home during the summer, the best thing to do is contact a foundation repair specialist to have them take a look. They can assess the damage and come up with a plan that fits your schedule as well as gets the repairs done in a timely manner.

Fall Foundation Renovation

Summers in the Midwest tend to bleed into fall, so you will likely still have warm days in September and even October. The warm weather may still be causing some settlement, but the precipitation is usually not as high, so it can be a good time for foundation repairs. In addition, many don’t have any vacations planned, so homeowners don’t have to worry about leaving town during repairs.

Don’t Let the Time of Year Dictate Your Decision for Foundation Repairs!

If you think your home needs foundation repairs, the best thing to do is get a professional to assess the damage, regardless of the time of year. The weather conditions and severity of damages will vary from one home to the next, so it’s important to understand exactly where your home stands on the spectrum. The longer you wait, the more expensive your repairs may become.

For a foundation repair consultation, contact Dry Basement® Foundation Repair. We serve the Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri areas with offices in Kansas City, Des Moines, Columbia, and Wichita. Click the links below for more information on each location.

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