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How to prevent moisture in your basement this winter

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How to prevent moisture building up in your basement
Posted at 11:21 AM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 11:21:01-04

Winter will be here soon, and it's during those cold months where homeowners notice moisture in the basement.

Rob from Everdry Waterproofing explains how homeowners can prevent this disaster by winterizing their basement.

The first thing homeowners want to look at is their gutters or downspouts. Make sure they're free-flowing and they won't have ice dams. Keep the snow away from the foundation because everything that melts around the house will seep into the basement.

Also, make sure any cracks or holes in the basement walls and foundation are taken care of because, during winter, the ground will freeze, resulting in those cracks expanding and retracting as it gets hot and cold.

When turning on the furnace during the wintertime, ensure there's proper ventilation. If there are mold spores or signs of mold, the spores will become airborne when the furnace is turned on, which is bad to breathe in.

If any of these signs are found in the house, call Everdry Waterproofing. They offer a free inspection, and all their work has a lifetime transferable warranty.

Everdry Waterproofing has two locations, one in Wyoming and another in Saginaw.

Learn more about their services at everdrygrandrapids.com or call (616)-406-0808.

This Home Sweet Home Tip is sponsored by Everdry Waterproofing.