Spring is literally around the corner and that means there is no better time to start planning for the warmer weather ahead then now! Here are a few tips to transition you into Spring without any hiccups!
Start by shovelling the remaining snow accumulation away from the foundation of your home. Yes, in a few weeks, Spring will arrive. And that means rain – sometimes, too much of it. And that’s when basement leaks can happen. Not because of a permanent problem, but because on a rainy night, a clogged gutter has water running over the edge of the roof and pooling beside the foundation wall or filling up a window well.
No instant fix, but there’s a quick preventive measure. Use either a 4 x 8 foot sheet of 1/8” Masonite Board, OR a 4 x 8 Fluted Plastic 1.4″ sheet. First, clear slushy-snow away from the foundation, then lean the sheet of Masonite or Plastic Board against the wall at a 45 degree angle, so rain and dripping water from an over-flowing gutter is directed away from the foundation of the home.It’s a quick and inexpensive solution to help keep water out until a proper foundation, and/or gutter fix can be done.
For more tips on how to keep your home dry this Spring check out this great Government of Canada resource. Learn More