Winter is sometimes good weather, but not for foundations, as the winter season creates foundation cracks
. This explains the breaches observed in windows, floors and garages. This can lead to water infiltration. If you want to remedy this, follow the company’s advice Fissure-Expert. We are specialists in these problems in the Montérégie and the North Shore of Montreal.
Foundation crack: it is better to opt for repair
Cracks in foundations can allow rainwater to enter your home. You will notice the detachments of plasters and ceilings that can collapse. Whether the consequences are visible or not, you must not neglect them. You must immediately call on our structure specialized in the repair of foundation cracks.
For this, the services of our company begin with a diagnostic step of your home. Our experts first check whether the observed crack continues to the basement. For the most part, there is a vertical crack at the window or in places against the wall. This is not a good sign, it implies that the concrete is already affected. Sometimes it is horizontal cracks that occur when the ground sags under the concrete slabs. In these cases, one of our engineers is dispatched to the scene for proper inspection and repair. Following each case of crack, he always finds the appropriate solutions.
For small cracks, the repair method consists of plastering. After this re-recreation, our experts put a membrane under the ground or a concrete sealant. On the other hand, we properly master the injection ofepoxy that fills the lizard and glues the cracked concrete.
Foundation cracks: the risks of winter not to be overlooked
Foundation cracks observed in winter can become severe and lead to water infiltration. It is therefore necessary to immediately repair the foundation cracks. As you know, winter is particularly harsh in the Montérégie region. And water can build up around your home and condense in such a way as to form a gel. This frost takes on more magnitude following the cold of winter and bursts the concrete joints. This can also have consequences on the concrete foundation. To avoid this, you need to make sure that your French drain is well done. We are taking care of that as well.
It is not uncommon to also notice cracks in the stairs. Winter cracks are also manifested by the subsidence of Floors who lose resistance. Know that you are in danger and that a solution must be considered to avoid the fall of your building.
Another inconvenience to highlight is the humidity in the basement. This is felt by an unusual smell of moisture. If this happens and nothing is done, this moisture can cause mold and fungus. The consequences of this state of affairs on your health and that of your family are not the least. The water begins by penetrating your foundation through the foundation base..
Climate change and cracks to be expected
Crack aggravations are also caused by climate change. In dry weather, the heat eventually cracks the walls. Houses built on clay can be damaged due to the high heat that subsequently deforms the soil. We must therefore expect natural disasters that may arise under the pressure of the high heat.
Also, it is possible to notice a small amount of snow on the ground, which causes the deep descent of the frost. In addition, due to climate change, the ground is sometimes frozen while it rains. Rainwater cannot be absorbed and eventually seeps into homes.
In conclusion, water, rain and snow observed in winter create damage to a foundation. Also, we should not only expect to have our disasters in winter. Because this damage can have repercussions in the long term. What is best is to always call our service to diagnose your home from time to time. If nothing is done, you will incur significant expenses for the repair. This is why it is good to build your home well, making sure to do the drainage well with stamped concrete or French drain around the house. In addition, in the event of dangerous cracks, the skills of a professional such as the company should be quickly solicited. Fissure-Expert which is present in all localities of the North Shore of Montreal.