A Dry Foundation is a Happy Foundation!

By
Real Estate Agent with The Kelly Group Real Estate

Keeping water away from your home’s foundation is an important part of maintaining your home's structural integrity. Water can cause soils to expand and contract as well as do damage to the interior of the home should it flood.

Keep your gutters clean and make sure downspouts will divert water to a place where it can drain away. If your home is equipped with a sump pit you may want to install a pump, or if you have a pump make sure it is operating properly. If your basement has a drain be sure it is clear in the event that you have an interior water leak, such as a broken pipe.

 

 

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Kelly Hagglund, Principal Broker, Licensed in Oregon.

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Comments (2)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Great advise, Kelly!  It is also important to make sure the grade slopes away from the foundation and have downspout extensions to really get that water away!  Have a great Spring selling season and a blessed Easter with your family, Kelly!

Mar 21, 2016 04:27 AM
Fred Sweezer Sr. CMI, LLC.
Hud Certified 203K Consultant - Long Beach, CA
Certified Home Inspector

Thanks Kelly! the blog is very important part of the inspection process. 

Mar 22, 2016 03:34 AM
Kelly Hagglund

Thank you Fred Sweezer Sr.! It is important for inspections everywhere, I'm sure, and with all the rain we get here it is a common issue

Mar 23, 2016 10:08 AM