Preventing a leak in the basement

June 07, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Care

basement, basement maintenanceOur basements are one of the most useful but vulnerable places around the house. A leaky basement is a common problem around the house and there are ways by which you can prevent it. First of all, you must be aware of the warning signs. Damp walls, peeling wallpaper or colors, wet patches, etc are indicators of a leaky basement.

Do a full sweep of the basement to check these out. If you have anything metallic like heaters or pumps in the basement, check for rust and loose joints. If there is a lot of moist rust, it means you need to check the moisture level of the basement to prevent further damage. Start by repairing small cracks. Seal off open unused shutters and cracks or holes and use lamination on the inside and outside walls for complete protection. Follow these tips and protect your home.

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