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  • 3 Steps To Preventing Basement Leaks

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    Got basement leaks in your home? Nothing is more stressful then dealing with major leaks in your home. Here are 3 tips for preventing basement leaks in your home:

    Spring rain is great for nourishing a garden, but not so great if it gushes into your below-grade rec room. These preventive measures will help keep your house dry from the bottom up.

    Clean Your Gutters

    When clogged gutters overflow, water can pool around your foundation. Remove any leaves and debris left over from winter, then install leaf guards and downspout extenders to direct water 10 feet from the house.

    Change The Grade

    Make sure surrounding soil is pitched away from the house at a slope of at least 1/4 inch per foot so that water drains toward your yard, not your foundation. Simply add soil, raking it smooth, until the grade is highest at the house’s perimeter.

    Keep Trees in Check

    Shade trees with aggressive roots, like silver maples, should be planted at least 20 feet from your house to protect your foundation. Smaller species, like white fir, require only 10 to 15 feet of clearance.

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    This post was originally written by Brook Reilly.

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