Here are some ways to keep your basement dry in winter:
Seal foundation cracks – Take a walk around your home, looking for any visible cracks in the foundation. Water that runs into cracks can freeze and expand, causing more damage. It’s crucial to repair cracks as soon as possible.
Inspect & insulate pipes – Water pipes that run along outside walls are in danger of freezing. You’ll want to insulate them so they don’t freeze, expand, and crack.
Look for pooling water outside along the foundation – Take a walk around your house after a rainstorm to look for areas where water is pooling.
Clear snow & ice away from the foundation – After a significant snowfall or ice storm, clearing the area around the foundation as soon as possible is crucial to prevent water from seeping into the foundation and pooling in your basement.
Install window well covers – Secure-fitting custom window well covers will prevent snow and ice from collecting inside window wells and water seeping into the basement as it melts.