Winter is here and with it comes lots of snow. When snow starts to melt, it turns into water, and as a general rule of thumb, ten inches of snow will melt into one inch of water. Now it is important to not that the actual amount depends on how heavy the snow is. Also unlike rain, melting snow is already on the ground.
Whenever the snow melts quickly it can introduce a significant amount of water to the soil around your property. If the snow is unable to flow away from your foundation, then it can pool there and eventually enter your home. With enough water, this can soon cause flooding. To make situations worse, add in spring rain as it will speed up the melting snow while also adding additional water.