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Water Intrusion Problems Need to be on Top of Your To Do List

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 11, 2011

Home maintenance chores are daunting for homeowners. Especially for new homeowners who are unfamiliar with the repair and upkeep requirements of older homes.

Maintenance involving water intrusion or structural integrity issues should take top priority when the list of home-repair chores gets so large you need to prioritize.

Drainage issues: The most important element is "anything having to do with drainage or water flow."

Leaves are falling and gutters need to be cleaned. Gutters or drainage problems contributing to foundation problems are issues you should not defer. Clean out rain gutters and downspouts, repair stucco cracks, and use good-quality exterior paints to keep wooden siding and roof trim safe from dry rot, mold and mildew.

Clogged gutters cause water to run down the face of the home and along the base of the foundation. This can cause water to enter your basement and can result in foundation issues.

For water intrusion problems in your home, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.


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