Foundation Maintenance

By
Home Inspector with National Property Inspections

In addition to having your foundation inspected by a qualified professional, there are also important foundation must-knows and must-dos that home owners should be familiar with.

  • Understand the type of foundation that supports your home
  • Protect your foundation from water damage by never allowing water to pool around it
  • Protect your foundation (and the rest of your home) from insects
  • Understand the basic structure of your home
  • Never modify or remove structural framing without an expert's advice
  • Excessive cracking or movement may indicate potential problems that need to be further investigated
  • Keep gutters clean to prevent plugging and overflowing of downspouts and storm sewer lines
  • Keep window wells clean and free of all plant material. Fill the bottom of the well with gravel to allow for good drainage and stop plant growth 

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Comments (1)

Bruce Breedlove
Avalon Inspection Services - Colorado Springs, CO

That's good advice. The foundation is VERY important and foundation repairs are VERY expensive so take good care of your foundation.

Oct 10, 2010 09:43 AM

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