How to Repair Common Winter Home Damages After the Thaw
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How to Repair Common Winter Home Damages

Melt away your winter worries! Learn how to fix those pesky winter home damages with these quick and simple solutions.

Flex Seal Family of Products isn’t just preventative, you can also use them to put your house back together after winter strikes. Did you forget to prepare your home for winter before the cold weather hit this year? Don’t worry – you’re still in luck! Our home repair experts have come up with quick and simple solutions to the most common winter home damages. 

1) Damaged Wood

An ugly winter can give your wooden deck and fence a real beating. For one, any unsealed wood is at high risk in the winter time. The wet weather will not only fade out the wood, but it can also destroy its stability.

The Solution: Apply Flex Seal rubberized coating to your damaged, wooden fences and decks for a simple and effective solution. It will fill any of the cracks on your wood and protect it from further damage.

Recommended use: Just spray it 8 to 12 inches away from the surface using an even sweeping motion. Apply several even coats until all cracks and holes have been filled. Allow 24 to 48 hours to dry before applying another coat. Flex Seal fully cures in 48 hours. If you want your wood to keep its original color, Flex Seal Clear is the best option.

2) Driveway cracks

The Solution: The winter weather can make preexisting cracks in your driveway even worse. This type of winter home damage is not only a cosmetic problem for your home, but can pose a hazard to your family and house guests. Using a liquid rubber sealant coating like Flex Seal Liquid is a great way to fill those cracks and even out your walkways and other surfaces. 

Recommended use: Pour Flex Seal Liquid in the holes and don’t stop pouring until all cracks and holes have been completely filled. Flex Seal Liquid takes 24 to 48 hours to fully cure.

[Flex Pro Tip: Avoid applying Flex Seal Liquid as a floor coating, as it may be slippery when wet.]

3) Basement Flooding

As the climate begins to warm-up, the ground begins to thaw. This makes it harder for the ground to absorb any rain or melted snow. In addition, it’s common for pipes to freeze and burst in the winter time. Both of these scenarios can lead to basement flooding. After removing the water from your basement, you need to seal it.

The Solution: Just roll Flex Seal Liquid on your basement walls. This will seal out water, air, and moisture. Consider Flex Seal Liquid your liquid insulator. 

[Flex Pro Tip: The Flex Seal Liquid can comes in three different sizes: large 16 oz, jumbo 32oz, and 1 gallon. They cover approximately 20 square feet, 40 square feet, and 150 square feet, respectively.]

4) Foundation 

Hairline cracks in your home’s foundation can turn into huge problems if not fixed immediately. The last thing you want is the foundation crumbling from beneath you.

The Solution: If you notice any cracks in your foundation after the winter season, fill them immediately with a liquid rubber sealant. Flex Seal Liquid is the perfect option for this type of home winter damage and it even comes in four different colors: black, white, clear, and gray – so you have options. If no color is a perfect match for your foundation, opt for the Flex Seal Liquid Clear. Not only will it seal your cracks, but it will also keep your foundation’s original color.

[Flex Pro Tip: You can cover your foundation with Flex Seal Liquid in two different ways. You can roll it or brush it on. What matters most is that you apply not just to the cracked area, but to the surrounding area as well.]

For more information on the Flex Seal Family of Products and more tips about the best home repair solutions visit today!