You may have been dreaming of a white Christmas, but your foundation might suffer from the harshness of winter if you're not careful.

Here are some of the most common foundation problems in the winter and resources on how to avoid & deal with them.



Frost heaving occurs when the soil is exposed to freezing temperatures and too much moisture, causing ice to form separately from the soil. As a result, it can push against the ground and even crack your foundation.



When the ice forms within the soil, it's called adfreezing. It typically mixes with the dirt and clings to your foundation. When the ice melts, the moisture seeps into your foundation and can cause it to crack when it expands and freezes again.



When ice begins to thaw, it turns into water. No kidding, right? It may be obvious, but the moisture that seeps into your basement isn’t.

When exposed to too much moisture, it can cause structural damage to your foundation. That's because moisture around the base of your foundation can cause the soil to shift and push against it.

There are many ways to control or prevent basement moisture. Read more about basement proofing and the effects of moisture on your foundation here.



Did you know that frozen pipes can cause foundation problems too? For one thing, they can lead to major water damage and even flooding. Aside from the plumbing repairs it's going to cost you, too much water exposure can also damage your foundation.

Fortunately, there are simple ways to prevent your pipes from freezing in the winter, such as regulating your home's temperature, sealing up cracks, and letting your faucets drip. Read more tips here.

Sometimes, the best course of action is to call the experts. At SSR, our solutions are cost-effective and reliable because they’re tailored to address your problems and suit your needs. Get a free estimate today.