As a homeowner in the Akron Ohio area, you have a high chance you have had to deal with a wet basement. Older homes, harsh winters and basements that have not been inspected for many years can lead to a very dangerous wet environment. It could include mold, deteriorating home foundation, bowed walls or even more problems.
The good thing about the winter is you usually do not have to think about it much. But you should.
Akron basement waterproofing companies are often slow in the winter months because the problem is not as sever. Once spring hits and the snows thaw and the rain starts, everyone begins needing the services of a basement waterproofing company almost on the exact same day.
This can lead to long waits to get the help you need. And you could have gotten immediate service most likely had you called in the winter and had them come out. If you can see water damage, bowed walls or other problems, you can have it inspected in the winter and either have it fixed before more damage is done, or at the very least jump to the front of the line to have your repairs done once the temperature allows them to. In most cases repairs can be done in any temperature – it is just not top of mind for Akron homeowners when the leak is not visible due to colder weather.
If you wait until full spring, the ground will warm up, contracting and leaving a gap between your home and the ground. This is the perfect place for the rain and groundwater to leak into your home if it is not properly sealed. And this is why finding a waterproofing company in the spring can take so long.
Basement waterproofing costs in Akron can vary, but what is certain is that prolonging getting your basement waterproofed risks further damage and destabilization which will increase the costs down the road. Putting it off could even lead to a more major flood and much higher costs in the form of damage to foundation and belongings.
This article is just to give you a head’s up. If you already know you have water issues in your basement, and you know you will probably do something about it in the near future, today is the day to give your local basement waterproofing company a call and get started.