Assessing Your Basement for Winter Damage: Leaks, Cracks, and More

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The winter months can be harsh on your home, and your basement is no exception. If you haven’t already done so, it’s important to take a look at your basement for any signs of damage. Leaks, cracks, and water damage can all lead to expensive repairs down the road if not addressed early on. In this blog post, we will discuss how to assess your basement for winter damage and what you can do to fix it!


The most common type of basement damage is leaks. Leaks can occur anywhere in your basement, from the walls to the floor. If you notice any water stains on your walls or ceiling, it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible. You may need to repair cracks in the wall or replace a section of damaged drywall. If the leak is coming from the floor, you may need to replace the flooring or seal the concrete with a waterproofing agent.


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Cracks in your basement can also lead to water damage and should be addressed as soon as possible. If you have large cracks in your foundation, you may need to repair them with concrete or epoxy. Smaller cracks can often be repaired with caulk or waterproof sealant.


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Water Damage

If your basement has been flooded, you will need to take immediate action to prevent further damage. First, you will need to remove any standing water from the area. Then, you will need to dry out the area completely. This can be done with a wet/dry vacuum, fans, or dehumidifiers. Once the area is completely dry, you will need to disinfect it to prevent mold and mildew growth.


If you have noticed any of these issues in your basement, it’s important to address them as soon as possible. Ignoring these problems will only lead to more expensive repairs down the road. If you need help fixing any of these issues, be sure to contact Ashworth Drainage. They will be able to assess the damage and make the necessary repairs to keep your basement in tip-top shape!