April Showers – Good for flowers but challenging for keeping your basement dry

April 6, 2023

It’s April and here comes the rain. Flowers are blooming. Trees are turning green. And your basement is starting to get wet. The onset of Spring is the best time to reach out to the basement waterproofing and foundation repair experts at Best Buy Waterproofing for a Free Inspection. One of the major causes of a wet basement following a rain is a crack in your home’s foundation. Even a tiny crack in the foundation can lead to a serious problem. Catching foundation cracks early and repairing them properly can prevent costly repairs down the road.

There are three basic causes of foundation cracks in your basement:

  1. Shrinkage: Most of today’s home foundations are poured concrete. Much better than the old cinder block walls but susceptible to shrinking and cracking as the concrete cures and hardens. Most concrete cracks don’t cause structural issues with your foundation. However, they need to be repaired and sealed properly to prevent issues down the road.
  2. Settling: Your basement floor is a concrete slab, and it sets directly on the ground. As the ground beneath the slab gets wet, your basement floor can settle and shift, creating the potential for leaks. Inspecting the condition of your basement floor is an important part of our inspection.
  3. Changes in the Weather: As temperatures rise and fall, concrete expands and contracts which can cause cracks in the walls and on the floor. This problem is more significant in the colder months as the ground underneath your foundation expands and contracts.

About the Author

Owner and founder Andrew A. Altman Sr. is an icon in the basement waterproofing industry. In a career that spans over 35 years, he has been interviewed by the news media and is considered by his peers as a leading industry expert. However, the most important matter to Mr. Altman, besides the effectiveness of his waterproofing system, is earning the trust of his customers.

About Best Buy Waterproofing

With over 35 years of experience in basement waterproofing, moisture control and structural repair, Best Buy Waterproofing founder, Andrew A. Altman Sr. is a top-rated industry veteran with a proven record of successful projects. In fact, the award winning, certified, professional staff at Best Buy Waterproofing, have a combined 70 years of experience in all aspects of the basement health industry. With A+ ratings from the BBB and Angi, and over 435 5-Star reviews from Google, Home Advisor, Yelp, and Facebook, Best Buy Waterproofing guarantees customer satisfaction.

Waterproofing Services Available Include:

Basement Waterproofing, Basement Ventilation, Mold & Mildew Remediation, Structural Repair, Crawl Space Repair, Sump Pump Systems, Moisture Control, Wet Basement Repair, Roofing Installation and Replacement, Intelligent Power Battery Backup Systems, Sub-floor Pressure Relief Systems, Basement Exterior Excavation, Basement Finishing, Concrete Lifting, Foundation Repair, Basement Door & Egress Windows, and all Concrete Work, including Concrete Stamped Stoops, Walkways, Patios, Floors, Dry Wall & Stud Replacement and more.

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Basement Emergency? Best Buy Waterproofing is ready to respond 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call us today at 844-980-3707.

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