How to Avoid Costly Damages Caused by Poor Drainage

Cracks in your foundation from poor drainage cause damage which is costly to repair. Here is how you can avoid that becoming an issue.

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come to a house where water has damaged the foundational walls, causing them to crack. This major home issue is caused by poor drainage.

One of the easiest ways that you can protect your house is to make sure that your drainage is coming down the downspouts, away from the house. Some people have landscapes that grade toward the home—this should be corrected immediately because melted snow and rainwater will be funneled toward your concrete foundation wall. Over time, this will erode and deteriorate it. That will eventually cause so much pressure on the wall that it cracks; once that happens, you’ll immediately lose $50,000 or more in value, since you’ve now got a structural problem that must be addressed.
One of the easiest ways that you can protect your house is to make sure that your drainage is coming down the downspouts, away from the house.
If you try to sell that house, the crack won’t go anywhere. You can cover it up with a band-aid or try to reinforce it, but it will be super difficult to overcome that flaw. Buyers won’t feel safe knowing that it could get worse over time or that they’ll have to pay to fix it if they purchase the house.

My advice to you is that if you have any sort of drainage running into your foundation, re-landscape it so that it flows away from your home. You’ll thank me for this because fixing a foundational crack is immensely costly.

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