February 18, 2022

How to Protect your home against cracks and leaks

With so many other things to think about, you won’t be surprised to hear about the number of people who possibly forget about the risks that cracks and leaks can bring to a home. Cracks can be much easier to handle once they arise, but leaks can bring a lot of worry about the stability of your home. These things can bring a lot of structural damage to a home if left untreated, but you can protect your home early on to prevent cracks and leaks from occurring.

This pile foundations company has some top tips to help keep your home safe from structural damage.

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Inspect your gutters

Your gutters, especially in the areas you can’t normally reach, will probably have piles of leaves in them and other random debris. It’s not uncommon to find this in your gutters, but it should be cleared away regularly to avoid any build up from happening. You’ll be able to notice when your guttering needs a clear out if you spot a lot of rain pouring down from one specific place in your gutters.

Check your foundations

The foundations around your home have to have an equal balance of being not too dry and not too wet. If either of these happen, then you’ll find a lot more structural damage over time to your house, which is when those cracks will appear. Keep the areas around your foundation moist with regular watering in the hotter months, and clear away any puddles forming around them when it starts to rain. Better yet, it may indicate where you need some additional drainage.

Check the windows

Cracks and leaks tend to appear near windows first, especially when the seals of the windows aren’t up to standard. Fill in any cracks you see surrounding the brickwork of your house and consult a professional to look at any repairs your windows may need internally. You can also use sealant to protect your windows from water damage.

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