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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 by Chelsea Bowen
Photo - Left: DBS Waterproofing System, Right: Farmers' Almanac, source: farmersalmanac.com
What’s in store for the weather this winter? Although we can’t be certain, many turn to The Farmers’ Almanac, a trusted source for weather predictions for over 200 years. Before high-tech weather tracking radars and meteorologists on local news, people picked up their almanac for advice on when the frost would set in and how much rainfall they should expect. In fact, many people still seek advice from The Farmers’ Almanac when making long-term plans that are weather dependent like weddings or big home projects.
So what does the almanac predict for this year’s winter, and more importantly, what does that mean for your home? Here's what The Farmers' Almanac has to say:
If you love the cold of winter, you’re going to love our forecast if you live in the northern half of the country. Our long-range forecast is calling for a cold winter with normal to below-normal temperatures in areas from the Great Lakes and Midwest. Expect above-normal snowfall if you live in the western Dakotas or Minnesota.
We can all agree that although the weather is somewhat unpredictable, we do know that winter in our region equals snow. Lots of snow means your basement is more susceptible to flooding with the spring thaw. Each year, DBS gets emergency calls from homeowners with water seeping through foundation cracks, backed-up sump pumps, and worse, basement flooding.
If you know your basement has moisture issues, don’t wait for an emergency this spring - DBS fixes wet basements all year-round with our basement waterproofing service! Our patented products include innovative french drain systems, sump pumps with battery back-ups, mold-fighting vapor barriers, and energy-efficient dehumidification systems.
Schedule a free, no-obligation estimate for our waterproofing service here or by calling 1-855-259-9625.