Almost every home’s foundation has cracks on the outside and in the basement—that doesn’t mean it’s okay. Foundation cracks are precursors to basement floods, and even small cracks should raise concerns. Why? Because Midwest winters are unlike anything else. The outside temperature could be negative 20 one day, and then we’ll be in the 40s a couple days later. With the fluctuations in temperature, the snow and ice will expand and contract, resulting in more cracks.
There are several other reasons why your basement may flood in the winter, but the three above are certainly the most common. As you can see, you should have a professional check out your basement and foundation before the temperatures start drastically changing. If you’re searching for a professional service that can assist you with your basement issues, look no further than The Real Seal. Our team members are from the Chicagoland area, so we know all too well what Midwest weather is like. Some of our services include basement sealing to prevent floods, window well drain installation, and basement crack repair. Give us a call today to set up your appointment.