Got moisture? ooh, lala, perhaps something French (drain) is in your future... Suggestions on what to do if you have a wet basement or crawl space...

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Real Estate Agent with Team Reba of RE/MAX Metro Eastside www.TeamReba.com

French drains are a common retrofit on older homes in our NW climate. New homes have these built in as a matter of course because of today's code requirements, but for any home built prior to the code development, it may be necessary to stop erosion near (or under) a foundation, or to keep a basement or crawl space dry. Just remember, homes are like people - they need regular upkeep to stay healthy!

You can learn all about French drains and their uses in this article by HouseLogic.

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Really appreciated this tip...I'm also a "wet coast" dweller.   Thanks!

Feb 16, 2012 01:10 PM #1
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Thanks! It was funny to me when I saw the timing of the Houselogic article too since I have two transactions currently that are both being affected by drainage issues and French drains are part of the solution.

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