What Can You Do As A Homeowner?
Check Your Gutters
Gutters that are clogged are gutters that overflow, which means water can pool up around your home's foundation. Cleaning out your gutters is a good thing to have done in the spring so you can remove all tree leaves and any other debris left from the colder season. The main role the gutter plays is to direct water off the roof and away from the foundation of your home. If there is not a downspout extended at least 10feet away from the home, you are prone to having damage and crack foundation. To read more about leaky basements, click here.
What Kind Of Soil Is Your Home Sitting On?
If your home is sitting on a clay or expansive soil, it will create multiple foundation problems. Expansive soil will cause the most damage when the weather and moisture in the air are constantly changing. When they absorb water, they expand in a volume of 100% or more. Then, they shrink when the soil drys. Have bowing walls, doors and windows that stick, or cracks in corners of your walls? You are in need of an expert to come out to take a look! To read more about cracks appearing and leaking in your home, click here!
Check The Grade Of Your Yard
No, this is not a homework assignment or school class. The term 'grade' here is related to the slope of the landscaping. Ideally, the soil surrounding your home is pitched away with a slope of a minimum of a quarter inch over every foot. That way, water drains in the direction of your larger yard and not your home's foundation. This is easy to do by adding soil and raking it into a smooth texture until you have the grade highest at the perimeter of your home. Interested in getting more information to help the outside of your home? Click here.
Have Any Large Trees Next To Your Home?
If you take care of your home, you probably take care of your yard too, and that likely means shade trees. Some species of shade trees, such as silver maples, have aggressive roots. These need to be planted a minimum of 20 feet from your home so the foundation does not get cracked, disrupted, or otherwise penetrated. You can get away with 15 or even 10 feet of clearance for smaller species, such as white fir. Wanting more information on things to consider? Click here!
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I was set to go with another company a different solution. KC Waterproofing was my final appointment. I was convinced after speaking with the owner that this solution was best for my bowing walls and water issues in my basement. I liked the product used as compared to piers. The product is less invasive in the basement, and does not require attaching to floor joists or extra drilling into the floor for attaching. The "worker bees" were professional, cleaned up to my satisfaction, efficient and effective.