Why You Need to Keep Water Away From Your House
Water can cause major damage to a home if it accumulates around the foundation. When water begins to pool near the foundation, it can seep through the porous concrete and wreak havoc. Water is capable of eroding away soil, weakening the foundation’s structural integrity and creating cracks that water can get into. This water infiltration can lead to issues like mold growth, dampness in your basement or crawlspace, water-damaged walls and flooring, cracked driveways and sidewalks, and more. In severe cases, water accumulation around a foundation may even cause it to collapse!
Your home’s gutters and downspouts play a very important role in protecting your home from water damage. This article explains why and how you should take care of your home’s gutters and downspouts.
To prevent such costly damage, you should always make sure to keep water away from your house by using gutters and downspouts as well as proper drainage. By installing a gutter system, water can be directed away from your house and into a safe, dry area. Downspouts should also be placed at least five feet away from your home to ensure water doesn’t pool near it. If water still tends to gather around your home, you may need to install additional underground drainage systems or retaining walls that help direct water away from your foundation.
Water damage is not limited to the foundation. If you have a finished basement it can damage drywall, flooring etc.
It’s important to take action quickly when water starts accumulating near your home. In order to avoid costly water damage repairs and protect the structural integrity of your house. Keeping water away from your foundation is essential for keeping it safe and sound for years to come!
Keeping your basement dry, you won’t regret it.
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