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November 3, 2023

With Old Man Winter knocking at the door, you may not be thinking about basement waterproofing for your Rochester property. After all, the snow is frozen, right? What about when it comes into contact with your home’s exterior foundation walls and melts? What about a warm spell or spring? Getting your basement waterproofed before these things happen is important to keeping your basement dry.

Waterproof Your Basement Before Snow Flies

Waterproof Your Basement Before Snow Flies

While snow isn’t as bad of a danger for flooding your basement as heavy rains tend to be, the long-lasting moisture can have a big impact on how dry your basement stays during the winter, and by extension, how healthy and comfortable your home stays during the season. Though it can be tempting to put off this type of work until spring, think of how much more damp your basement will be at that time.

By having your basement sealed prior to winter snows, you’re keeping moisture that can cause mold and mildew to take hold in your home. It also helps reduce pests, such as insects, from being able to get into your home to gain a foothold. These issues can lead to health problems, such as aggravating asthma or emphysema, causing allergies to form, and similar respiratory problems that you’ll want to avoid.

The holiday season is also coming up. If you were planning on having guests, is your basement guest room going to be comfortable for them? Excess moisture can make a basement feel damp and dank, a less than welcoming impression in many cases. Getting your basement waterproofed means that you’ve got more space for your family to safely spread out over the winter, making everyone a little happier through the long, cold season.

By having your basement waterproofed prior to the start of the snowy season, you’ll be able to keep your basement dry and comfortable all winter long, while avoiding potential health issues from mold and mildew. If you need to have your basement waterproofed, Storm Basement Waterproofing in Rochester offers winterization services that will keep your basement dry all season long. Please feel free to contact us today with any questions, for more details, or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced professionals.

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