The Risk of Water Infiltration During Summer Heat Waves

July 11, 2024

Those lazy, hazy days of summer are finally here. So, it is finally time to put your worries on the shelf for a while and enjoy life. However, despite the hot, dry weather, summer is still prime time for water infiltration issues in your home. Here are some of the reasons why:

Summer Storms:  Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are common during the summer months and can saturate the ground around your home’s foundation, leading to water seepage into your basement and crawl space.

Shifting Soil:  When heavy rains come after an extended period of drought, the soil around your foundation can shift, creating cracks that water can seep through.

Plumbing and AC Issues:  Watering the lawn, filling the pool and other outdoor activities involving water can stress your home’s plumbing system. The drainage system in your outside AC units can get clogged, leaking water into your home.

Here are 5 quick tips to help you prevent summer water infiltration in your home:

  1. Clean your gutters and downspouts
  2. Get your roof inspected before the summer rains come
  3. Check the landscaping around the foundation of your home, making sure that water is draining away from the home
  4. Schedule a pre-summer plumbing inspection
  5. Call your HVAC company and get your AC unit serviced

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

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