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Experts: Spring thaw helps exacerbate leaky basements by growing cracks

8:17 AM, Mar. 26, 2013
Fox Cities home owners deal with leaking basements
Fox Cities home owners deal with leaking basements: The coming of spring also marks the beginning of the time when some home owners are faced with leaking basements.
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For some unfortunate homeowners, spring's arrival often means a wet basement.

The annual freezing and thawing cycles can damage concrete basement walls and floors, creating cracks where water can get in, said Ryan Weyers, a representative for Sure-Dry Basement Systems in Menasha.

"A lot of times we start to see foundations failing at between 15 and 30 years of age," he said. ...

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