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Can You Install a Waterproofing System in the Winter?

Many people think that waterproofing their basement is a summer job. That’s when most of the rain and melting snow happens, so it would make sense to take care of it then, right? 

You might be surprised to know winter is actually the best time to waterproof your basement. Here’s why: 

1. The ground is frozen solid. The frozen ground provides a stable foundation for the waterproofing system to be installed on. 

2. There is no water in the basement (duh).The installation crew can work more quickly and efficiently since they don’t have to worry about pumps or drainage systems. 

3. The temperature is ideal for concrete curing. The cool weather prevents the concrete from drying too quickly, which can cause cracking and other issues. 

4. You won’t have to worry about your landscaping. If you install a waterproofing system in the warm weather, you’ll have to be careful not to damage your flowers and other plants when the crew is working on your basement. In the winter, though, everything is dormant so you don’t have to worry about that at all. 

There are many advantages to installing a waterproofing system in the wintertime. If you’ve been putting off waterproofing your basement because you thought it was a summer job, think again! Contact Standard Water today to schedule a free consultation.

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