Posted By eddelgrande on April 2, 2012
Spring is here and with “April showers” on the way as well, don’t forget to check Ed’s “Three G’s” to help keep your basement drier:
- Gutters—Make sure to extend your gutter downspouts at least 4-feet away from your home to carry water away from your foundation.
- Grading—Make sure the soil area directly around your home slopes at least 1-inch per foot, so surface water does not flow towards you home.
- Ground water—Install a basement “sump pump” system to control ground water before it reaches your basement flood level.
If you follow Ed’s list, you may avoid a “storm” of wet weather home problems!