4 Spring Maintenance Tips

Check Roof Shingles

Check roof shingles to see if any were lost or damaged during winter. If your home has an older roof covering, you may want to start budgeting for a replacement. The summer sun can wreak havoc on roof shingles. Shingles that are cracked, buckled or loose or are missing granules need to be replaced.

Examine the Gutters

Examine for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl space. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris.

Fill Yard Compacted Soil

Fill low areas in the yard or next to the foundation with compacted soil. Spring showers cause yard flooding, which can lead to foundation flooding and damage. Need another reason? Shallow water pools create a breeding ground for insects! Save yourself the itchy bites and fill with compact soil.

Inspect the Concrete

Inspect concrete for signs of cracks or shifting. All exterior slabs except pool decks should drain away from the home’s foundation. If you do notice cracks, fill them with a concrete crack filler or silicone caulk.

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