Spring rains and warmer weather are right around the corner. To ensure your home is prepared for the rainy season, take a walk around your property and visually inspect the exterior of your home for any potential areas of concern.
Spotting foundation issues early can save you significant time and money later. Here are some things you can look for to mitigate water intrusion in your home this spring:
What should I look for?
Pooling water in your yard or water in your basement could be a sign of improper grading and yard drainage. Pooling water next to the home’s foundation can create significant foundation issues if not addressed early. Proper grading will slope the water away from the house and mitigate those risks.
Gutters and downspouts should be firmly attached and free of any leaves or debris. When gutters clog, water will overflow and make its way back into your home. Over time, this can create long-term damage to the foundation.
Interior and exterior walls should be free of any cracking.
Wall cracks are signs of water intrusion and/or foundation damage. A BQ Basements and Concrete inspector can help you determine the cause and find a solution that meets your needs.
If you already have an interior drainage system and sump pump, check to see if it is working properly before the rainy season.
Large amounts of rainfall will put your sump pump to work this spring! If you don’t have one, but are seeing signs of water intrusion, the experts at BQ Basements and Concrete are here to help.
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