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Warmer winter poses issues for homeowners

The record warmth this winter has been a nice change compared to the subzero temperature we all expect this time of year. In the past 7 days we have seen some areas receive over 2 inches of rain. This has created a spring like effect to our phone lines with homeowners requesting help to address their basement water and seepage issues. This is a welcome sight due to the fact that our schedules usually run lighter during the holiday season. However, what most homeowners don't realize is that the worst is yet to come.

Fargo, ND - December 15, 2015

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The record warmth this winter has been a nice change compared to the subzero temperature we all expect this time of year.  In the past 7 days we have seen some areas receive over 2 inches of rain.  This has created a spring like effect to our phone lines with homeowners requesting help to address their basement water and seepage issues.  This is a welcome sight due to the fact that our schedules usually run lighter during the holiday season.  However, what most homeowners don’t realize is that the worst is yet to come.

The soils around our homes are now completely saturated and now old man winter is looking to lock all that moisture in until spring.  But spring is the obvious thing to be on the lookout for basement water issues.

As the soil around the home freezes and expands it can create extreme pressure on the foundation walls.  We have seen foundation walls new and old structurally compromised due the soil outside of the home.  In some cases extreme wall failure was created and the only solution full wall replacement.

At Warmer winter poses issues for homeowners - Image 2first glance, a foundation problem may seem like an extreme problem.  However, if you identify the damage before it becomes too advanced, most foundation issues have simple, permanent solutions -- many of which can be completed within a day!

The key is to recognize the problem early and make sure you call in a foundation repair specialist with the tools and expertise to effectively tackle the problem.  We have homeowners all over the St. Paul, Minneapolis, Fargo, and Bismarck area that noticed the signs early and are getting their foundation issues resolved with our products.

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