After what feels like a longer-than-normal winter, spring is a welcome breath of fresh air. But all that sunshine spotlights what the colder months incubated – leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and sad plants still hanging around last year’s flower beds. Dwight Barnett, a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, shares this quick checklist on getting your winter-weary home back to tip-top shape in no time.
- Gutter check: repair loose or leaky gutters. Faulty drainage is never good and can lead to water in the basement, crawl space or around your foundation. Ensure your downspouts are free of debris and drain away from your home’s foundation.
- Yard check: check low areas in the yard. Low points in your yard or next to the foundation should be filled with compacted soil to prevent water from pooling, as this can cause landscape and/or foundation damage. Also, when water pools…
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