Preparing Your Home’s Foundation For Fall

As summer comes to an end (too soon) – it’s a good time to think about your home’s foundation. The cooler weather affects the ground outside your home as well as the foundation itself. It’s important to start preparing your home now to reduce the risk of serious issues with your foundation later. Follow these home maintenance tips to prepare your home for fall.

#1. Check Your Home’s Roof

Checking your roof is important to do now, before the weather gets bad. If your home’s roof has a small leak it may be less expensive to get it fixed now. Instead of having bigger issues down the road. Water on the roof will get into the house. If you notice any problem areas on your home’s roof, contact a professional right away.

#2. Check Outside Drains

Drains located near your home’s stairwell, window wells, or driveway can get clogged from leaves. Clean outside drains to prevent foundation issues for your home. Outside drain issues are a common cause of basement water leaks.

#3. Clean Your Gutters & Downspouts

Gutters and downspouts have two purposes, to keep rain and snow off the roof and to move it away from your foundation. If your gutters and downspouts are filled with an excessive amount of debris, they clog up, leaving no room for the water to flow through. This can create issues with your roof. If the downspout does not direct water far enough away from the house, water may puddle near the foundation. Your foundation can then experience hydrostatic pressure which causes basement or crawl space flooding. Make sure to clean out your home’s gutters to prevent this from happening.

#4. Look For Foundation Cracks

Take a walk around the outside of your home and check your home’s foundation for cracks. Foundation cracks can cause basement flooding, structural damage, and insect infestation. The cooler weather can cause cracks to get worse over time. Don’t wait until the problem gets worse. Contact a foundation professional to properly fix the problem and prevent further issues from occurring.

#5. Waterproof Your Basement

If your basement floods or leaks every time it rains, it may be time to waterproof your home. Sump pumps can also help with moisture in your basement.

Call Toledo Basement Repair Today!

Now is the perfect time to prepare your home for fall and winter. Don’t wait until the problem only gets worse and costs more money. If you live in the Toledo, Ohio area, Toledo Basement Repair is here to help! Our team of experts will find the perfect solution for your home and keep you and your family safe and secure. CONTACT US TODAY!

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