THE BOTTOM LINE:
In my experience, water is one of the most damage-inducing substances around your home (second only to fire), and is often the most preventable cause of damage. You simply MUST make sure water is controlled on and around your home. From roof to curb – GET THE WATER AWAY FROM YOUR HOME!
Note: this post includes numerous details that need to be covered about how to create and manage a properly operating Rainwater Control System (R.C.S.). To help navigate a bit, and to allow you to read only the parts that really interest you, I’ve divided today’s post into three parts: THE BOTTOM LINE, THE WHY, and THE HOW. If you’d like to get right to work – download a copy of this week’s CHECK THIS! list, and get to work!
I’ve been in a lot of homes over the years (30+ years as an inspector, over 10,000 inspections). I’ve witnessed the same story, far too often: thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars of foundation repair – totally avoidable, with less than $100 worth of supplies, a bit of attention, and perhaps a bit of elbow grease.