Winter in Georgia: The Importance of Emergency Foundation Repair

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Taking care of your home’s foundation is important in any season, but winter foundation maintenance is something that is especially important for protecting your largest investment and keeping your family safe and warm.

Understanding Georgia’s Winter Weather

Winters in Georgia are relatively mild compared to other parts of the country. Average temperatures are between 50° and 60° F during the day with temperatures overnight plunging into the 30° F range. This large daily swing in temperature can have adverse effects on your home’s foundation.

Signs of Foundation Problems in Winter

If you are experiencing any of the following, it is time to seek foundation repair services:

  • Trouble regulating the temperature in your home
  • Humid or moist air inside your home
  • Cracked pipes
  • Tilting chimney
  • Mold
  • Uneven floors

Causes of Foundation Problems in Winter

Foundation problems in winter primarily result from soil and concrete expansion and contraction due to weather changes. During the cold snaps, water freezes and makes the foundation expand. As Georgia’s winter weather warms up, the foundation contracts. This is a year-round cycle that can lead to emergency foundation repair in the winter.

Erosion from rain can also cause foundation problems in winter. That’s why it is important to ensure your basement or crawl space is waterproofed by experts like the team at H20 Proof & Foundation Repair. If you haven’t had your space inspected in a while, now is a good time to consider winter foundation maintenance to avoid costly emergency foundation repair needs.

Importance of Timely Foundation Repair

It is always important to properly maintain your home’s foundation to avoid problems and emergency foundation repair. If you see a crack or notice a winter-related problem, don’t put off seeing professional help from H20 Proof & Foundation Repair. Our experts can inspect your property and help you understand the underlying cause of the foundation problems in winter and create a customized solution plan for your home. Typically, the sooner foundation problems are addressed, the easier they are to fix and the less expensive it is for you!

Winter Foundation Maintenance Tips

In order to protect your home’s foundation from problems this winter, follow these helpful tips:

  1. Clear the area surrounding your home from debris and leaves that can trap moisture around your foundation.
  2. Inspect the outside of your home for cracks or gaps, especially around windows and doors or between bricks.
  3. If you see any openings, seal them to prevent water from getting inside.
  4. Check your yard to ensure proper grading, so that water flows away from your home, keeping the foundation dry and minimizing erosion.
  5. This is the most important winter foundation maintenance tip! Ensure your basement or crawlspace has proper ventilation. This important step can prevent water buildup, which keeps harmful mold from developing in your foundation.

If you are ready for the team at H20 Proof & Foundation Repair to inspect your home’s foundation to keep your family warm and dry this winter in Georgia, contact us today! All of our home visits are FREE to you and can usually be conducted within a few days of you reaching out. Don’t delay foundation repair services this winter.

Shannon “Red” Logan


Red is a hands-on leader with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Born and raised in Acworth, he is an amazing example of a Georgia boy who grew from the ground up in construction. Red landed his first job at 15 as a block mason’s assistant – carrying blocks and helping to build foundations. By 17, he was building homes side by side with his father – a job he enjoyed for 12 years. He also spent four years as a fabricator in a machine shop. By 29, he went to work for Eric’s father at H2O Proof & Foundation Repair.


During his time here, Red has learned everything there is to know about both pre- and post-construction waterproofing. His experience as a fabricator has also proved invaluable. Thanks to his understanding of the fabrication of components for structural lifting, we brought fabrication in-house at H2O – which has led to cost savings for our clients. Not only is he an excellent asset to our company, but also to the residential and business clients we serve.

Eric Collett


From the age of 10, this second-generation waterproofer from Cumming, GA virtually grew up in the foundation business. His father, Rick Collett, launched H2O Proof & Foundation Repair in 2004. Every chance he got, Eric would follow his father to job sites, and – as he got older – would help the crew repair foundation walls and waterproof to earn pocket money. After graduating from South Forsyth High School, he began working in the family business full-time – believing that hands-on experience is the best education you can receive in this industry. After being in the field for eight years, Eric transitioned to a project management role where he oversaw crews, analyzed issues, and proposed solutions on a wide variety of pre-and post-construction waterproofing and foundation repair jobs. His project expertise ranged from homeowners having foundation issues and investors flipping homes to commercial developers and builders of new construction homes.


Boasting nearly 25 years of experience in structural lifting and foundation repairs, Eric has also been trained and certified on the restoration side of the industry. He is proud of the fact that the company his dad launched, and Eric continues to grow today has helped everyone from families to large corporations all over the Southeast stay dry and safe in their homes and businesses. He credits the fact that his company is based on its own firm foundation of long-standing relationships, industry knowledge, and unwavering integrity for H2O Proof & Foundation Repair’s success.

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