Spring is here which means it is time to get out and enjoy the changing weather. The change in the season means we can enjoy being outside again. But, changes in the weather can also wreak havoc on the structure of your home. So it is important to be prepared and make sure you don’t have home foundation problems.
Follow these quick and easy tips to ensure your home will not incur any damages.
1. Check for Cracks in the Foundation Walls and Drywall
Inspect your foundation walls to be sure there are no cracks forming. Also, inspect your interior walls to make sure there are no cracks in the drywall and ceiling. If there are, contact PierMagic® Foundation Specialists for a free home estimate. It is always best to catch any structural issues early, this can save you thousands of dollars. If you do find cracks don’t panic, just give us a call.
2. Clean the Gutters and Down Spouts
Be sure to clean out the leaves and any debris that can clog gutters and prevent water from draining properly. Clogged gutters can lead to water not draining away from the house, which leads to water pooling around the base of your home. It is important to keep water away from the property. In doing this, you will prevent future damage and prevent the need for foundation repair.
3. Check the Grade Around the Home’s Foundation
Check out the grade and slope around your property. Be sure that the yard, patio, porch, and driveway all have a positive slope, so they channel water away from the home. A positive slope means that the foundation is at a higher point than the yard around it, which forces the water to flow away from the property.