Spring Proofing

Spring Proofing

It’s that time of the year again, where the flowers are coming out to bloom, and temperatures are increasing. You can start to see some lovely brown grass patches from the melting snow, and the threat of water damage from all that melting snow!

Weather is unpredictable, especially here in the U.P., so when it comes to our homes we need to be sure we are protected for those unsuspected and unpleasant weather days.  I’m going to help you take some precautions to help minimize the chance of water damage this spring!

  • Being sure that your property is grated can help the water drain away from your property to help prevent water leakage in the basement.
  • Clear snow away from your home’s foundation.
  • Rain barrels can be placed to help catch rain and help runoff.
  • Keep your drains clear (especially at the end of fall).
  • Being sure your roof is properly maintained to prevent roof leakage from the melting snow.
  • Repair surrounding areas such as driveways, patios, and decks that may have shifted during the year that may cause water to pool close to your foundation.
  • Seal any cracks around the basement foundation or windows that can allow water to seep through.
  • Consider keeping your items stored in the basement above the ground by installing shelves to help prevent your items from getting damaged.

Following some of these steps will help you prevent of minimize water damage. Follow the link below for more tips!


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