Finding the cause of your drainage problem and having it fixed immediately can help you save a few dollars – not to mention provide you the peace of mind. Poor drainage can cause a lot of damage not only to your home but also to your landscape.
Here are some signs of possible drainage problems:
Although all foundations are prone to cracks over time, some cracks may be due to poor drainage.
Flaking on the walls
Areas with white or gray crust on your basement walls could indicate a drainage problem. Evaporating water leaves behind some mineral deposits causing flaking.
It’s normal to have rain puddles in your yard. But, leaving stagnant water for too long is not a good idea. Huge water puddles may indicate that your yard is not properly sloped.
With all the foliage around homes and beautiful trees, it doesn’t take long for debris and leaves to fill up your gutters. When water flows off your roof, it collects on the sides of the gutters. This water now collects along your foundation and may cause the entire house to shift.
Mildew in the attic
Mildew on the underside of the roof can cause serious trouble to your ground level. Homes with a crawl space tend to attract moisture that eventually builds up. The moisture rises to the top of your home and condenses on the underside of the roof causing mildew. According to goglover.com, calling a Salt Lake City plumber immediately to check your attic ensures that you have no foundation problems or you don’t need to have your roof replaced.
If you have uncontrolled down sprouts which collect rain from your gutters and don’t channel this water away, you may incur serious problems with your basement and foundation.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call in a professional plumber. Sure, this will not reduce the stress of spending a few money, but you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that everything is working properly.