Home Improvement Fixes for Spring
After a long, cold, rainy and dark winter, it's finally spring! All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and the dead plants in last year's flower beds. Here's a few tips to spruce up your home for Spring....
Examine Roof Shingles
Examine roof shingles to see if any were lost or damaged during winter. If your home has an older roof covering, you may want to start a budget for replacement. Need help? Contact a local roofing company near you!
Check the Gutters
Check for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl space. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris.
Use Compacted Soil
Low areas in the yard or next to the foundation should be filled with compacted soil. Spring rains can cause yard flooding, which can lead to foundation flooding and damage.
Inspect the Concrete
Inspect concrete slabs for signs of cracks or movement. AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists will provide a free, no obligation estimate for you today! Call them today: 877.340.8479
Check Outside Faucets
Check outside hose faucets for freeze damage. Turn the water on and place your thumb or finger over the opening. If you can stop the flow of water, it is likely the pipe inside the home is damaged and will need to be replaced. While you're at it, check the garden hose for dry rot!