Basement waterproofing in Edmonton is an important task for all home and business owners to think about. A leaky basement can result in a huge headache by causing the need for expensive repairs and potentially putting the integrity of the whole structure at risk.
Edmonton basement waterproofing companies, such as OSCO Mudjacking & Shotcreting and Concrete Correctors, use special materials and techniques to ensure that water can't make its way into a structure through basement cracks.
Waterproofing is a process that can typically be done year-round. However, there are some important reasons why waterproofing in and around winter is a preferable choice and why the possibility of rain during spring, summer, and early fall can make the process more difficult.
Waterproofing Problems Caused by Rain
Rainfall is the main cause of problems when it comes to waterproofing work in Edmonton. For starters, if you need to do any work along the outside of your foundation, the wet ground will make any progress both messier and more difficult. Wet foundation walls can also make it more difficult for protective coatings to stick.
Edmonton receives an average of 88 mm and 66 mm of rain in June and July, respectively. Rainfall stays high though August and September, while dropping in October and falling to just 2 mm in November. November to March is a good time for waterproofing in Edmonton, as April then sees 24 mm of rain.
The Benefits of Waterproofing in Winter
With the ground frozen and the rain down to just around 1 mm per month, winter is a great time to have your basement waterproofed. Another benefit of waterproofing in the winter is that concrete shrinks when it becomes cold, thereby causing any cracks in the concrete to widen. Filling the cracks at their maximum width means that the resins used in crack sealing will not have to stretch.
Don't wait for the spring rains to come and the winter snow buildup to melt until you consider getting your basement waterproofed. By then, you may already develop several leaks and more expensive problems. It's far more effective to prevent a flood than to have deal with the after-effects of one.
You should also consider that waterproofing services tend to be busier come springtime because many more home and business owners wait until then to get waterproofing done. Get a jump on the line by scheduling your service in the winter instead.
Concrete Repair and Waterproofing in Edmonton
OSCO Mudjacking & Shotcreting and Concrete Correctors can effectively waterproof any home or business basement with our concrete repair and restoration services. By having us seal up the cracks that water might seep in through, you won't have to worry about it getting in after heavy rains and snow melt.
If you want to use this winter to get a jump on important home or building maintenance for the coming year, then start with waterproofing in Edmonton by contacting the concrete repair and waterproofing team at OSCO Mudjacking & Shotcreting and Concrete Correctors.