Inspect Your Foundation
Before the winter season arrives, it is crucial to inspect your foundation thoroughly. Look for any signs of damage or cracks, and make sure that there is no water pooling around your foundation. Any damage or cracks should be repaired immediately to prevent water from seeping in and causing further damage.
Clean the Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts play a significant role in diverting water away from your foundation. Make sure to clean them regularly to prevent any blockages that can cause water to overflow and damage your foundation. Ensure that downspouts extend at least five feet away from your foundation to keep water from pooling around it.
Install Proper Drainage
Water is the biggest enemy of your foundation, especially during the winter season. Install proper drainage systems to keep water from accumulating around your foundation. A French drain system can be installed to divert water away from your foundation and prevent damage.
Insulate the Foundation
Insulating your foundation can help to prevent heat loss and protect it from the freezing temperatures of winter. Adding insulation can help to keep the temperature of the ground around your foundation above freezing, which will prevent the ground from heaving and causing damage.
Seal the Foundation
Sealing your foundation can help to prevent water from seeping in and causing damage. Apply a high-quality sealer to your foundation to protect it from moisture and prevent water from seeping in through any cracks or gaps.
Remove Snow and Ice
After a heavy snowfall, make sure to remove snow from around your foundation to prevent it from accumulating and causing damage. Use a snow blower or shovel to clear snow from around your foundation, and be careful not to damage the foundation in the process. Also, make sure to remove any ice that has formed around your foundation, as it can cause damage and create a safety hazard.
In conclusion, preparing your commercial concrete foundations for the winter season is crucial to prevent damage and ensure the longevity of your building structure. Make sure to inspect your foundation, clean gutters and downspouts, install proper drainage, insulate the foundation, seal it, and remove snow and ice regularly. If you need help with any of these steps, contact a professional concrete contractor to ensure the job is done right. Get in touch or call us today!
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