Foundation Checklist When Preparing Your Home for the Winter

Foundation Checklist When Preparing Your Home for the Winter

As a McKinney, Texas homeowner, you most likely know that the winters can get cold in our part of Texas. During the cold weather, staying indoors is the most beneficial solution to avoiding frigid conditions. But is your home truly that warm?

If your home is suffering from foundation problems then you may be in for a cooler winter than planned. Without implementing foundation repair when needed, your home can easily become susceptible to the invasion of cold weather

Here is a quick, three step checklist that will help you make sure that your home’s foundation is adequately prepared for the winter.

Take a Walk Around Your Home

The easiest way to decipher whether or not your home is in need of some foundation repair is to take a quick walk around your home. When you take this walk, take the time to check for cracked bricks, gaps around your doors and windows, cracks in the exterior façade of the home, and standing water. By taking the time to perform this task before the winter you could potentially catch a foundation problem before it becomes a disaster.

While you are at this check, take the time to ensure that other areas of your home like your HVAC system and the grounding of your electric outlets.

Check for Drafts

As you are walking around your home, take a glance at your windows. If you can feel a leak or a draft, then there is one or two things going on with your home.

The first problem that could be going on is a big one. Drafty windows could mean that your foundation is out of alignment and is in need of repair. Drafty windows are a pretty sure sign of a shift in foundation and should never be ignored.

The other reason for drafts could be simply that your windows are old and need replacement. In order to make sure of what is going on, we recommend that you call in your McKinney repair company for an inspection of your property.

Have a Crawl Space?

Many homes in the area have crawl spaces underneath their floors. Most of the air in the home comes from these spaces. Keep in mind to check that your crawl space is properly sealed. If your crawl space is not properly sealed, unconditioned air can make your home damp, cold, and difficult to heat.

Dalrock Foundation Repair can Fix Your Foundation Before Winter

After you have gone through our checklist and you find that you have some problems with your home, never fear, Dalrock Foundation Repair has the solutions for you. If you have concerns about your foundation’s condition, get in touch with us today. A representative will be happy to schedule a free foundation evaluation of your property.

Call 972-578-8800 today to find out more about our service areas, different piers that we provide, and the types of foundation repair we can offer you before winter sets in.