Whenever new clients speak to us about a foundation repair, they usually ask whether the project needs to be done in colder or warmer weather.
As compared to states like Florida or California, temperatures in Illinois can range from the high 80s in the summer to below 20 degrees in the winter. Precipitation also increases in the spring and summer months.
Weather can affect a foundation repair. While certain conditions won’t make it impossible to fix your house, it can delay how long everything takes. Keep reading below to learn when you should schedule a project.
Spring & Summer Foundation Repair
As you probably know, Illinois gets a lot of rain in the spring. Snow and ice are also melting as the temperature increases.
This melting and increased ground saturation could be the cause of your foundation damage, especially if you have bowing basement walls or lateral foundation movements. These problems are caused by overly saturated clay soil or water entering your basement or crawlspace.
As a result, most people call us for home foundation repair services between February and March.
We are able to repair your foundation year-round but have to account for rainy days that can slow a project down.
Fall & Winter Foundation Repair
Many clients call us in the fall because the dryer conditions have caused their foundations to settle and crack. This is a result of soil desiccation and shrinking.
The fall season in Illinois can be very busy because everyone is trying to get their foundation repair projects completed before the winter. Everyone wants their job done before the holidays and the Chicagoland area deep freeze. You’ll need to schedule the job accordingly.
Most people believe that a home foundation repair is impossible during the winter. This is simply not true. The snow may slow us down a little, but our repairs are done well below the ground cover.
Experienced foundation contractors with the right equipment can fix your home any time of year. Their bigger concern is actually inclement weather since many repairs are done outside. These conditions can slow things down and be uncomfortable to work in, but they won’t stop repairs from being completed.
Signs Your Foundation is Damaged
Do you know how to tell if your foundation needs to be repaired? Look for these signs of foundation damage:
- Cracks across interior or exterior walls
- Basement walls leaning or bulging
- Large drywall cracks above doors or windows
- Caulking separation from exterior doors or windows
- Leaking in basements or crawl spaces
Call a professional if you notice any of these things happening to your home.
Call Us Any Time of Year
Hopefully, after reading this article, you understand the difference between getting residential foundation repair services in warmer or colder months.
The truth is we can repair your foundation any time of year. There is really no reason to delay calling a professional or fixing the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.
Call us today at 847-382-2882 if you have any questions about foundation repair or if you’d like to schedule a free consultation.