How to Improve Drainage Around Foundations
Whether you just bought a new home, or if you’ve been living in your home for several years, there are always different ways to try and improve your home. One of the most important improvements you can undertake is protecting your foundation. The well-being of your home could be at risk if there are foundation problems present. By trying to protect your foundation now, you could end up avoiding major foundation problems down the road. If you do happen to notice foundation damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call for an estimate. While you are checking for problems, here are some simple ways to go about protecting your foundation by improving drainage around your foundation.
Rain Gutters Provide Drainage Around Foundations
After it rains, if the water goes from your roof directly to the foundation, it can cause foundation problems. Your rain gutters should catch and move the water away from the foundation. You should check your rain gutters frequently to make sure that there is no blockage and that they work properly so the rain can move freely in the gutter. If you do not have rain gutters it is recommended that you get them installed as quickly as possible.
Self-Inspection of Drainage Around Foundation
By regularly looking around your home, you can potentially catch small problems before they turn in to even bigger ones. Check for cracks in the wall, uneven floors, and doors and windows that don’t close properly. Look for ponding water around your home’s foundation.
If you notice that something is damaged and needs repaired, don’t wait to act. Waiting to repair something can make the problem even worse. If you notice a drainage problem around your home, call us to take a look. Drainage around foundations is an important part of your home’s health.
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