Spring does not only bring sunshine and blossoming flowers, but also the occasional spring showers. 

And aside from ruining your hairdo and outdoor barbecue plans, the rain can also damage your foundation.

When it rains, the soil around and under your foundation absorbs a lot of water and moisture, causing it to swell, and all of that pressure will push against your foundation. 

Just when you think your house has no idea what it feels like to be pushed around by a large crowd in a concert, it actually does. 

As a result, your foundation will show signs of water or pressure damage, and it can affect other parts of your house. Here are some signs you can look out for:

  1. Cracks on the floor
  2. Heaves or major cracks
  3. Leaning chimney
  4. Cracks around your doors and windows
  5. Sticky doors and windows
  6. Cracks in the bricks of your staircase

Small cracks due to foundation damage may seem insignificant at first glance, but it can lead to serious problems, if you ignore it. 

You can also take steps to prevent even more water from damaging your foundation. 

A simple way to prevent more water damage is by making sure your downspouts are facing away from your house. You can also try to manipulate your landscape to make sure that water doesn’t gather around your house, but flows away from it. 

If you’re expecting heavy rains, you may want to have your basement waterproofed. Depending on where your house is built— above, at, or below ground level— it’s important to make sure that your basement is properly waterproofed. 

There are various ways to waterproof a basement, such as: 

  1. Waterproofing with interior wall and floor sealers
  2. Interior water drainage
  3. Exterior excavation waterproofing
  4. Foundation crack injections

We help you learn more about waterproofing here

If you start to see signs of damage on your foundation, like cracks on your walls and floors, it’s best to let trusted experts inspect your house to find the cause of the problem. With SSR’s FREE estimate, you can be sure that all your questions are answered and you’re given expert advice. 

Call 980-250-2711 or learn more from our blog.