Because of its geographic location, the city of Oshawa regularly experiences intense freeze/thaw cycles throughout the year. In the winter, the ground becomes quite hard as the earth expands and ice crystals take over; in the spring, all that expansion subsides and dirt retracts as moisture is released into the soil. Every Oshawa homeowner knows on some level that this freeze/thaw cycle is negatively affecting their property’s foundation, which is why so many turn to foundation waterproofing to safeguard their homes and families.
Understanding the Need for Foundation Waterproofing
Foundation waterproofing is a highly practical way to protect a home’s foundation from cracking, buckling or disintegrating due to the intensity of the freezing and thawing taking place in the ground around it. Make no mistake: Every home eventually needs to be waterproofed in this manner, or leaks will occur. No matter how well-built the structure is, Mother Nature will always win in the end without some kind of professional waterproofing.
Most of the homes that are currently standing in Oshawa are roughly 25-50 years old. This means they’ve been through a few decades of freezing in winters and thawing in summers. They’ve stood the test of time, but they’ve also experienced normal wear and tear. It’s really only a matter of time before they begin to give way, resulting in flooded basements and very costly (not to mention psychologically upsetting) foundation problems.
Oshawa Weather Can’t Be Changed; Oshawa Homes’ Foundations Can
While the weather patterns in southern Canada cannot be changed, any home’s foundation can be… and definitely for the better. Through the use of expert foundation waterproofing services and techniques, a company like The Crack Doctor can ensure that homeowners’ properties will remain standing strong for years to come. Regardless of the temperature or condition of the soil that is pressing against the foundation, the home that has been foundation waterproofed will be secure against the predictable forces of nature.
Instead of waiting for the freeze/thaw cycle to finally break through the foundation of your Oshawa home, contact The Crack Doctor for a free assessment on how stable your foundation currently is. That way, you can get a better idea of how to proceed with protecting what will probably be your biggest financial investment.