The spring season is the ideal time to protect one of the most important parts of your home: its foundation. If something goes awry with this part of your home, you are looking at the potential of a costly repair! There are a number of ways you can safeguard your foundation and each one is equally important.
Clean gutters are king
The first is to do a thorough cleaning of your gutters at least two times throughout the year. Ideally, this deep clean should take place in the spring and in the fall. Think about the purpose your gutters serve: if they are not properly cleaned and maintained you are at risk for water damage to your foundation. To ensure that gutters are working properly, take a look at your gutters during a downpour. If you notice water overflow or leaks, you know there is a problem that needs to be addressed.