Tag: soil erosion from runoff

26Mar 2015

Foundation Damage Caused By Melting Snow and Ice

By Robert Armstead

The winter of 2015 will go down in the history books as one of the snowiest. In fact, as of March 15, 2015, Boston had accumulated a total of 108.6 inches of snow.  This was the most amount of snowfall since the city started tracking weather back in 1872.  It has also been a brutally cold winter across the entire Northeast.  Once again, Boston broke records, averaging only 16.1 degrees in February.

After a long season of shoveling, snow blowing and digging out the car in order to go anywhere, warmer weather is a welcome signal that spring is almost here.  Experts predict that this spring’s runoff from melting snow and ice will be the worst we’ve had in the last 15 years. Unfortunately, melting snow and ice can cause damage to houses and other buildings and may uncover some unwelcome cracks in the foundation.  As a…