How To Prepare Your Homes Foundation For The Fall

Fall is upon us and you may be wondering, “How do I prepare my foundation for fall?” Here are some precautions to take care of your home and its foundation this fall. Really though, these tips work year-round.

Gutters and Downspouts

Downspouts will direct any snow and rain away from the house. However, there is a lot of dirt and grim that can buildup in spite of that. Water and snow cannot wash that away. The other issue is that the dirt and grim buildup can prevent water from pouring down the spout, if not cleaned properly.

Any water and snow that does not get redirected away from your house can find its way into the foundation. That can lead to a build up of pressure and cause flooding inside your home and basement. That is the last thing you want.

Clean your gutters and downspouts!

Doors and Windows

Your doors and windows might have been sealed during initial installation, but the sealant does wear off. Use some caulk or weather-stripping to seal in the cracks around the home.

Small cracks might not look hazardous in your front window, but your home will be impacted at some point. Seal the cracks and holes and consider a possible replacement if needed. You might need the expertise of a professional, if the damage is bad.

The Basement

Some of you might be dealing with leaks and flooding in your basement right now. This is going to happen every time it rains unless you take the steps to waterproof your basement. That is where Toledo Basement Repair comes in handy.

You may only see a small peel in the paint or smell something musty (like a mold smell), but it’s still important to have it looked at. Have Toledo Basement Repair come and take a look at it.

The Roof

Have you checked your roof yet this year? You need to do that before the fall comes. Winter can bring heavy snow, which can be a problem if your roof is subpar. You do not want to leave your roof to chance, especially if you find that it is in bad shape. You never want to make a bad thing worse.

You could (maybe) fix the problems yourself, if they are small. Larger issues need a professional’s attention.

We also suggest checking the outside drains. What is not fixed on the outside will eventually work its way inside.

Looking for more fall home projects? Try these 10 Home Renovation Projects to Complete This Fall

Work With Us! 

If you find any of these issues around your house, please visit Toledo Basement Repair for a professional inspection of your home. You can also call the phone number listed below. We offer free quotes and can address any questions or concerns before making any appointments.

We are also offering 10% off your first service!

(419) 297-6138

 
 
 
 
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