We've talked about how to prevent damage from winter attacks. Checking and preparing roofs and gutters, chimneys, and basements are all ways to get into winter. The next part of the game is to make your home waterproof. No matter what you do to hibernate your home, it doesn't matter if your house isn't waterproof.
Precipitation during winters is heavy sometimes and snow or rain always hits your house. This can cause flooding through your roof or chimney. Therefore, the steps outlined in the previous section can assist in the waterproofing process.
Another step requires professionals. Some of the waterproofing methods include building and handling chemicals. You can install an internal drainage system, which will have to be worked out by a professional. You can also search the web to look for professionals for chimney waterproofing.
While it is possible to treat your home with water-resistant chemicals, it is better to leave it up to professionals as this can go deeper and obtain more effective chemicals than those available to the public.
When you install an internal drainage system, the soil is excavated at the base of your foundation walls and drainage ditches are installed to control water flow. These drains often have gravel foundations for better absorption and have a sump pump that pushes the water out of the house.
Waterproofing should be done in areas of your home other than the plinth and basement. The windows can be closed in winter and the doors need to be tight to avoid rain or snow. The chimney and exhaust pipe must be tightly closed and the chimney and lid checked to ensure that they are functioning properly.