by Phil Hoover, Real Estate Broker

April Showers and Crawlspace Moisture

This morning’s light rain reminds me that Spring has sprung and April showers are just around the corner.

At this time of year, my #1 concern with home inspections is crawlspace moisture.

Crawlspace moisture is often caused by a lack of adequate gutters and downspouts.

I see a lot of homes with downspouts dumping rainwater onto the ground next to the foundation.

That can lead to moisture leaching up into the crawlspace.

If you have downspouts draining rainwater next to your foundation, stop by The Home Depot or Lowe’s and buy some of those flexible downspout extensions.

The cost is minimal and they will help you to avoid costly problems with crawlspace moisture.

 

March 20th, 2013 Posted in Inside Real Estate Print This Post Print This Post

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