Fall Maintenance: Keeping Your Basement Dry and Protected with 3 Steps
Autumn is a time where the leaves change colors and the air gets cooler, but it's also the perfect time to think about some fall maintenance chores for your home, including your basement! Each season can bring it's various challenges to your foundation, so in this blog, we'll talk about crucial tips for keeping our basement dry and safe during the fall season!
1. Check Your Landscaping
Leaves will begin to fall drastically, causing them to pile up in your yard or around your foundation. These leaves can clog up the gutters and prevent any proper drainage, so it's always good to keep an eye on your gutters and downspouts. This will ensure that rainwater is channeled away from your home. Also, a pile of leaves can trap in moisture which can lead to water seepage into your basement.
2. Examine Window Wells and Seals
Inspecting the window wells around your basement windows is another good step to take when the fall season hits. Make sure all the gaps or cracks are properly sealed by a professional company like us! This helps avoid water infiltration.
3. Schedule a Professional Inspection
It's best to consider hiring companies like us to perform inspections on your basement, crawlspace or current waterproofing system. We can swiftly identify the problem you might have and recommend the proper upgrades and repairs to keep your foundation waterproofed!
Fall is a wonderful season, but it can also bring unique challenges for keeping a basement dry and happy. If you proactively take these three steps, your autumn will be filled with joy, fun and a peace of mind! If you have any questions or concerns about basement or crawlspace maintenance, don't hesitate to reach out!