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Friday, January 25th, 2019 by Adeline Collins
1. Check your sump pump
Sump pumps should be checked every three or four months to ensure the system is operating correctly. A sump pump is an essential product to keep water out of the house and stop water damage from developing. Once the snow melts, this water will surround the house and will try to leak into the home. If water leaks into the home, a dependable sump pump in the crawl space or basement is a crucial product to keep your home safe.
2. Clean out your gutters
We recommended keeping your gutters clean year round, but especially during the spring. The harsh winter weather can clog the gutters with ice and debris. Cleaning out the gutters will prevent the clogging, which ultimately will prevent the foundation of the home from settlement.
3. Remove snow away from your house
Removing snow away from your house will prevent the snow from melting right into the basement or crawl space. After heavy snow storms, moving the snow away from the home will help prevent flooding and costly water damage repairs.
4. Check your home for cracks
In your basement or crawl space, check for cracks or breaks in the foundation. Make sure to patch up the cracks before spring arrives to prevent the melted snow entering easily into the house.
The cost of repairing a water damaged basement can be very costly. Taking these steps to keep your home protected from damage could save your home from extensive repairs. For all of your waterproofing needs, contact Woods Basement Systems by calling 1-618-221-5781 for a free, no-obligation estimate.