Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville, our goal is to help homeowners in our community feel safe and comfortable in their homes! Whether that’s through pouring a beautiful new concrete patio or shoring up your foundation with foundation repair, we’re here for you — through all the seasons of life, including the chilly winter weather.
Here on our blog, we share information about concrete leveling, foundation repair, and general home maintenance. In today’s blog, we’re helping you prepare your home for winter. And while Nashville has a more mild winter, that doesn’t mean temps don’t drop below freezing or that we don’t get blustery winter storms. Continue reading to learn more about protecting your home for winter, and if you’re in need of concrete leveling or foundation repair, contact us for a free estimate!
Outdoor Weather Preparation
After a storm, you’ll be glad that you took these measures to protect the exterior of your home!
Clean the Gutters
Remove all the leaves, sticks, and any other debris that accumulated over the fall so that snow and water can run smoothly through your gutters. This prevents any ice damming, which occurs when blocked water freezes in the gutter. This can cause water damage within your house, including water dripping through the ceiling and walls.
Install Gutter Guards
If you don’t like cleaning your gutters out every year, installing gutter guards is a great, low-maintenance choice. Gutter guards prevent debris from entering the gutter and ensure that you have a clear flow of water away from the house.
Clear gutters are extremely important for the health of your foundation. That’s why along with being concrete and foundation repair experts, we also provide water solutions, including downspout extensions, French drains, catch basins, drainage swales, and waterproofing. If you’re in need of any of these water solutions (a great idea before spring storms!), contact us today.
Winter can wreak havoc on trees, and it’s important to trim off any dead branches that could fall off and damage your home, car, or injure anyone who is outside near the damaged tree. Fall is a great time to do this since you can easily see and access the damaged branches.
Repair Steps and Handrails
Broken steps and handrails can end up being lethal when frozen. It may sound extreme, but slip and fal injuries are incredibly dangerous, and it’s your job as a homeowner to make sure your home is safe for you, your loved ones, delivery drivers, and anyone else who may step foot on your property.
Repair Concrete Surfaces
Just like your steps and handrails need to be in order, so does your concrete. Do you have a concrete driveway or patio with deep cracks and uneven surfaces? Contact A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville for concrete leveling, and we’ll repair your surface. It’s quick, easy, and affordable, and it will save you the worry of any potential winter injuries.
Indoor Weather Preparation
Your home protects you from the weather, and it’s important to take some steps to weatherproof it is as well!
Add Extra Insulation
One of our specialties here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair is waterproofing crawl spaces, which can significantly improve your home’s insulation. Along with calling in the professionals, you can also add extra insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Not only will great insulation save you money on your energy bills, but it also helps protect your pipes from freezing.
Check Pipes For Leaks
Compromised pipes can lead to significant (and expensive) water damage if there ends up being a freeze here in Nashville. Look your pipes over and check for any cracks or leaks and have them repaired immediately.
Have A Contractor Check For Structural Damage
While you can (and should) inspect your foundation for cracks on your own, it’s also useful to call in a professional to have a look every so often. We offer free estimates, so if you’re at all worried about structural damage, give us a call! You don’t want to end up with a wet basement and more expensive repairs simply because you put off an inspection.
Foundation Repair Experts – Nashville
We hope that learning about how to prepare your home for winter helps you enter this season with more confidence! Winter can do significant damage to your home, even here in Nashville, and it’s best to be prepared. If you do end up suffering damage over the winter or find yourself with a wet basement, contact A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair. We’ll let you know what the problem is and what your options are for foundation repair. Along with foundation repair, we also specialize in concrete pouring and concrete leveling.
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