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We have all been waiting for spring to arrive but with spring also comes storm season which can bring heavy rains and winds. It’s no surprise to question if your home is up for the challenge of dealing with another wet season that’s watering more than just plants and soil.
Oftentimes, it’s only until a disastrous event caused by heavy rains and floods that reveal certain areas in our home or office that need extra attention. And while the spring is the typical season for most home repairs and projects, it may be too late to prevent damage from occurring.
While the main focus can be on landscaping and opening up the pool in preparation for summer cook-outs, if you’re not proactive, your lawn may not be the only thing getting watered. Homeowners should use this time to check key areas in their homes to prevent water from seeping into their homes.
Those areas include the attic to check for leaks in the roof, as well as the basement to ensure your sump pump or french drain is working properly. You can also take this time to visually inspect if there are any cracks in the foundation. A great way to protect the lower level of your home is to waterproof your basement. This provides an extra level of protection which comes in handy when living on the coast and in high flood areas.
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