3 Tips to Prevent Basement Leaks Before They Happen
Basement leaks are a real headache. They are hard to clean up, can create expensive damage, and then you will still have to address the leak in the first place—after everything dries. But there are a few things that you can do to prevent basement leaks. In this blog, we will list for you our 3 best tips for preventing basement leaks.
Make sure your gutters work properly and drain. That’s the first step because if water pours off your roof instead of flowing down the downspouts, then that’s a problem waiting to happen.
But the second part of this is to make sure that downspouts are either flowing into pipes designed for them or are emptying away from the house. If your downspouts empty right next to the house, that encourages water to get into the foundation. It’s easy to buy some little pieces to extend gutters away from the house where the wall will channel off into the yard.
If you see cracks in your foundation, get them professionally evaluated and repaired before you have leaks. It’s not unusual to see cracks in the foundation, but get them repaired.
Make sure your ground slopes away from the house. This helps water to always move away from the foundation. If your ground slopes toward your house, get some professional advice about fixing it before you have a problem.
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