The siding and foundation of your home is what protects you and your loved ones from the harsh elements of the outdoors. These aspects of your home need to be protected and inspected regularly to be sure that they are not receiving undo wear and tear from simple things such as landscaping or lack of protection.
Trees, shrubs, and mulch should not be directly on the side of your house or foundation. A small gap is all it takes, but letting trees and shrubs grow up against your home will lead to rot and water damage.
Roof Line + Gutters
Does your roof line hang over the edge of your walls or not? An overhang of several feet or more, depending on the height of your home, will help stop water from reaching your walls. Check your down spouts as well. If they are just dumping water out on top of your foundation you could end up with standing water in your basement or crawl spaces.
If you notice that you have standing water close to the foundation of your home, there are several solutions:
- Move your downspouts or put extensions on the ends the move the water further away from your home before it is dumped out.
- Add french drains or other drainage solutions to efficiently move water away from your home
- Add an overhang to your roofline to deflect water away from your home.
- Install a porch on the front, back, or a wrap around to protect your whole home. This will also add living space and curb appeal.
Need help finding solutions for a water problem around your home? C&M Residential has years of experience fixing previous contractor’s solutions and helping homeowners save their house from water damage in Acworth, GA.