Although not as serious as bulk water movement, capillary forces are powerful…often moving upwards without the occupant’s knowledge.
We participated in the 2018 Version of the AirVent Seminar in Pearl, MS. Paul Scelsi presented an informative technical seminar having first treating us to a great breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn. Thanks! Yummy!
Bottom Line! I have a run of PEX in my attic that freezes when the outdoor temps falls to about 15 degrees. Once my attic warms up (after a few hours the next day) the pipe thaw. So far no leaks.
Maintain positive drainage by not allowing water to puddle near the foundation. The proper slope (angle of our lawn) should be at least 5%. That means your lawn should slope away from your foundation and be 5 inches lower, 10 feet away from your foundation.
Springs and spring hardware are under high tension. If a spring is broken, do not operate the door until the spring is replaced. Do not try to remove, repair or adjust springs or any door parts or mounting surfaces, such as wood blocks, steel brackets, cables or other like items. Because of potential dangers involved, all repairs and adjustments must be performed by a trained door systems technician using proper tools and instructions.