Battling Unpredictable Kelleys Island, Ohio Weather

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 by Cheyenne Brown

If you have lived in Ohio for any part of your life, you are well aware of the ever-changing weather conditions, especially in the springtime. One day it's sunny and 70 degrees; the next day it's 30 degrees and snowing. These fluctuations in the weather can cause illnesses to arise, but can also cause some damage to your home. Rapid weather changes can make the soil around your home expand and contract. This movement of the earth can push against your foundation or cause it to shift with the moving soil. 

We understand that spring cleaning happens a lot around this time of year, but The Basement Guys can help to prepare your home for the changing weather, as well. Below, you can find a list of ways to keep your Kelleys Island, OH home safe this spring: 

  • Check for any cracking that may have occurred in the foundation walls. You can check the walls inside of your basement, as well as the outside of those walls. All cracks can be a cause for concern, but if there are any larger cracks that appear to be gaping, those should be examined immediately. 
  • Open and close the doors and windows in your home. These should open and close easily. If they feel like they are sticking when you attempt to open them, it could indicate some shifting of your home. 
  • Look at the corners of your doors and windows. Any cracking that looks to start in the corner of your windows or doors and move to the ceiling is a cause for concern and can also indicate some movement is happening in your home. 

All of these are symptoms of a foundation that could be beginning to fail. Creating a habit of checking these items regularly, could save you a disaster and some money in the future. If you begin to see any cracking or experience any sticking doors, you should immediately get your home examined. The Basement Guys offer free estimates and can offer top-of-the-line solutions to failing foundations. To receive your free estimate, contact The Basement Guys today.