When Is the Best Time of the Year for Basement Waterproofing?

When is the Best Time of Year for Basement Waterproofing?
1/21/2018

Does it matter what time of the year it is when waterproofing a basement?


When is the Best Time of Year for Basement Waterproofing?

Waterproofing a basement revolves around the weather. There are numerous ways to fix a basement crack, for example, but the weather will determine how many of them are available. Basement contractors are most affected by rain and cold weather when waterproofing a basement.

Rainy Weather and Basement Waterproofing

One method of waterproofing is to excavate (dig around) a foundation to make water flow away from the home. However, rainy weather can make some soils and clays practically impossible to work in when excavating. In addition, coating a foundation with a waterproof solution does not work well in the rain.

Likewise, applying an epoxy crack injection to fix a basement wall in the rain is not very effective.

Cold Weather and Basement Waterproofing

If the weather gets cold enough, epoxy and polyurethane injections will take a longer time to bind to a crack. When it gets frozen outside, it can sometimes increase the chance of a cave-in during excavations. If the ground is covered in enough snow, there may not be any room to place piles of soil during excavations.

Warm weather is best for basement waterproofing, but Basement Masters provides waterproofing services in throughout MD (including Baltimore), VA and DC. Contact us for more information about wintertime waterproofing and learn about the extra steps Basement Masters takes every year to stay ahead of the weather!

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