Snow and Your Home

The stress of the holidays are behind us! However, the safety of your home may still be in danger during these next winter months.

The more it continues to snow, the more at risk your home is in. Yes, snow is beautiful at first glance; however it can be damaging to your home and without you even knowing it.

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Dry soil caused by cold weather will crack, putting pressure against the foundation of your home. When snow melts, it will enter into these cracks and cause more damage to your home.

Summer months cause soil around your home to dry out, ultimately creating cracks and shifting soil. Unfortunately, the colder weather also has an impact on creating dry soil around the foundation of your home. Colder weather brings drier air. This dry air removes all moisture from the soil, which once again causes cracks and settlement for your home’s foundation.

These cracks allow water from melted snow, frost, and ice to enter which can cause major damage to your home’s basement or crawl space.

In addition to water damage to your home’s basement or crawl space, the water which gathers from the melted snow or ice will create pressure against your home’s foundation when it enters the cracks in the soil. This pressure is dangerous because it will be the cause of foundation problems within your home. Telltale signs such as sticking doors or windows, sinking floors, or cracks in your walls will be present.

Freezing is another major problem that will affect your home’s foundation. When snow, frost, or ice melt into cracks in the soil, sometimes they will freeze in those cracks. This causes those cracks to expand, which will cause bigger problems for your home.

Call Foundation Recovery Systems today at (660) 202-8662 or click below to fill out a form for a free foundation inspection today. Be sure to keep your home and family safe before any more snowfall has the chance to harm your home’s foundation.