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Your Basement Waterproofing Specialists
LIC #HIC.0623992
Financing Available. Rates as low as 0%.
Technologically Advanced System | Licensed, Bonded & Insured | Free Estimates

How the Change of Seasons Affects Your Connecticut Basement

October… the weather is warm one minute and cold the next. It's the changing of the seasons, and — in Connecticut — that change can be severe in just a matter of hours. So... how do the changing seasons affect your Connecticut basement?

The change of seasons and the dropping temperatures can have an impact on your your entire home, but your basement is particularly impacted. Your foundation expands and contracts with fluctuations in temperature. Even in a relatively mild winter, the difference in temperature can cause the soil around your home to shift. This movement can be enough to generate cracks in the foundation. While the cracks may pose no immediate threat, they can, over time, grow larger and are an easy way for water to enter the basement. Wham, bam, one-two-three! No more dry basement!

But at CT Dry Basements, our three-step, pressure-injected foundation crack repair not only fixes the crack, but it remains flexible. This allows it to move with the foundation during temperature changes, keeping the bond from breaking and allowing water to leak in.

The injection process requires a certain level of experience and patience by the technician to do it right. What's a homeowner to do? Call CT Dry Basements at 860-830-7904 in Avon, CT or at 860-747-3775 in Plainville, CT.

Winter is right around the corner in Connecticut. Take a walk around your home's perimeter now. If you notice any cracks in your foundation walls, give us a call for a free estimate now, before the winter winds howl… and before your expanding and contracting foundations crack!

Why is a Dry Basement so Important?

Whether your basement is a finished living area or just a place to hold all your “stuff,” it’s important to keep that area dry and safe. You know a wet basement can cause many problems, from the minor – like a soggy carpet – to the major, such as structural damage to support columns. Flooded… Continue Reading

Connecticut Dry Basements’ Foundation Crack Repair. Don’t “Do-It-Yourself.”

In spite of today’s improved materials and the way homes are built, it is still very common to have cracks in your foundation walls and floor. Foundation cracks can be caused by many things: Basement settling Soil expansion and contraction around your basement’s foundation Temperature changes Hydrostatic pressure and more A common place for a… Continue Reading

Basement Hatchway Leaks in Connecticut Basement! Read All About It!

Let’s just face it… basement hatchways leak. And when they leak, water settles in the door frame and eventually find its way into your basement. Many basements have precast steps that are bolted to the existing foundation. This creates what’s called a cold joint. What’s a cold joint? It’s when two pieces of concrete are… Continue Reading

Installing a Sump Pump in Your Connecticut Basement

I know what you thinking… you’re thinking about that ugly, dirt hole in your basement floor, aren’t you? What? Oh. You’re really thinking about that last piece of chocolate cake sitting on your kitchen counter. Well, stop thinking about cake! You have an ugly, dirt hole in your basement floor that’s causing your basement to… Continue Reading

Three Types of Connecticut Homeowners But Many Types of Leaky Basements

I’ve found over the years that there are basically three types of homeowners in Connecticut. The first one has lived in his home for over 10 years and has never had water in his basement until now. The second ones have lived in his home for over 10 years and has had a wet basement… Continue Reading

Don’t be afraid of Connecticut thunderstorms and don’t be afraid of your wet basement.

Here’s another story I seem to hear often from CT homeowners… they fear the summer and Connecticut’s thunderstorms. If your basement leaks every time it rains, you don’t have to dread Connecticut’s thunderstorms. Why would you let your wet basement cause you to dread Connecticut’s summer season… think baseball and cookouts… not thunderstorms and wet… Continue Reading

Hey Connecticut! Don’t Let a Leaking, Damp, Moldy or Wet Basement Run Your Life

Do you know how many people tell me that they hate going down into their basements? At CT Dry Basements, we think that’s just crazy. Don’t let a leaking, damp, moldy or wet basement run your life. There’s no leak we can’t repair. Last week, we received a call from a really great couple in… Continue Reading

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