Preventative Maintenance is Key

You may think your winter blues will go away after the sun melts off all the snow, but homeowners may find their problems are about to get bigger.

The water runoff can seep through all of those cracks nature caused last summer during the drought. That water may find cracks in basement walls and leave many basements flooded.

“Do not put it off. It will not repair itself,” “It will get worse. It won’t go away.”

Here are some tips to keep foundation problems at bay:

  • Make sure gutters are clear of debris so water can drain through a downspout
  • Make sure downspouts drain at least 10 feet away from the house
  • Make sure sump pump drains at least 10 feet away from the house
  • Get a professional to install underground pipes to drain water away from the house
  • Have a foundation repair specialist come and repairs all cracks
  • Move trees at least 15 feet away from the house

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