Snowmelt’s Impact on Your House’s Foundation and How to Prevent It


The Indianapolis metropolitan area experiences a lot of rain and moisture each year. In a typical year, 41 inches of rainfall can occur, well above the national average. The area also experiences an average of 17 inches of snow, annually. Snow is one of the major culprits for problems with your home’s foundation.

How can snow damage a home’s foundation?

Heavy snow can melt and increase moisture levels in soil near the foundation. The moisture from the soil can actually enter the property. Elevated moisture levels from melted snow cause water to enter through cracks in the foundation, which could lead to dark staining, rust, peeling paint, and damp odors.



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