Every season brings its own concerns and hazards to a home. After bearing the harsh winter of temperatures significantly rising and dropping, home owners now must worry about the melting snow. Water damages are major concerns throughout the winter seasons due pipes freezing and bursting. It is also an issue during the spring season due to the spring thaw and all the snow melting. Although you can never completely eliminate the chances of damages from happening, there are many steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk.
Water is able to penetrate into a home through cracks in the foundation or in window sills due to the fluctuating weather. During warm weather, water seeps into the ground and when the temperature drops, the water freezes. When the water freezes, it expands and pushes the foundation causing cracks. Even the smallest, hairline crack can allow a significant amount of water into your home.