Homeowner Maintenance Tips for Early Spring
Check for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl space. Make certain downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris.
Low areas in the yard or next to the foundation should be filled with compacted soil. Spring rains can cause yard flooding, which can lead to foundation flooding and damage. Also, when water pools in these low areas in summer, it crates a breeding ground for insects, especially mosquitos with west nile virus.
Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors,…