Waterproofing is never a one time job. As long as you own your home, you should be completing quarterly and yearly, home waterproofing maintenance to ensure longevity of your property. After consulting with Koppers Quality Waterproofing for your general waterproofing services. We highly recommend checking in to get tips and resources on how to keep your property dry! This “Home Waterproofing Maintenance Checklist” are recommendations that compliment our existing waterproofing services.
Make sure to regularly check around the outside of your home. Are there cracks in the concrete? Is the driveway in good condition? Does the roof have loose or broken shingles? Is the chimney showing signs of wear? Are there any foundation cracks or signs of water pooling around the home? To help maintain your home for years to come, focus on these tasks to help decrease the risk of water damage to your property:
- Trees. If your property has trees within 10 feet from your home, contact a certified arborist to remove the tree. Although trees provide many benefits, tree roots cause extensive damage to a home’s foundation. Ultimately, the tree roots grow into the home’s foundational structure and causes severe cracks and home instability;
- Gutters. Your gutters control the flow of rainwater on your house, protecting your roof, siding, and foundation. In addition, clogged gutters can cause roof leaks and water infiltration. Clean and check for damage them at least twice a year;
- Pool. If you own a pool, it’s time to open it again for summer. You’ll have to treat the water, check and change valves and filters, and inspect all the equipment before you’ll actually want to swim in the pool. You could hire a pool service to do the dirty work;
- Septic tank. If your sewage collects in a tank, it should be inspected annually and emptied as needed. On average household septic tanks need a to be cleaned every two or three years. During these times waterproof your septic tank before issues arise;
- Sump Pumps. Since there are many different types of sump pumps, remember to review the manufacturer’s manual for maintenance and service schedules. For personalized instructions the Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturer’s Association (SSPMA) for more detailed instructions;