You should feel a sense of pride and responsibility for your home. Depending on your home layout, your basement might be a secondary living room area or just an area for storage and your washer and dryer. As winter approaches in the next few months, you should take the time to provide your basement with much-needed fall maintenance. Here are some helpful tips to give your basement some old-fashioned TLC.
Your Gutters Impact Your Basement
The various gutters surrounding the perimeter of your residential property have a significant impact on your basement. Once leaves fall from trees, they can accumulate within your gutters. Once that happens, clogs will begin to happen whenever it rains ( and it certainly will). Pooling water gets your home, and as a result, the increased water pressure can start to cause damage to your basement.
Ensure That Your Windows Are Sealed
Windows are known to provide natural light to a specific area. They are also can damage your home if they are not adequately sealed. If water accumulates around the windows, your windows could crack as the seasons begin to change. If your seals are showing signs of damage, you should undoubtedly look to get them repaired.
Make Sure Your Basement Is Waterproof
Taking proactive measures to make sure that your basement is waterproof. Doing so ensures that your basement remains dry all year round. Keeping your basement dry is critical as those areas are often prone to retaining significant amounts of moisture. You can use sump pumps, dehumidifiers, and various drainage systems to help waterproof your basement.
Clean Window Wells
You can do this by installing window well covers that allow light to penetrate your home. If your window wells accumulate water, it’s essential that you clean all of your gutters, make sure that downspouts are extended, and fix issues with grading to prevent water from pooling around your windows.
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