Life becomes beautiful if you own a house but a huge responsibility if you do not have any hint about maintenance. As a house owner, you should be able to maintain the foundation of your house although most of it is hidden. But how will you know your home needs repair at some point? You cannot wait during the rainy season to discover that your roof is leaking which is why in the article below we focus on the top tips to check your house for repair. It includes;
Test for leaks for underground sources
In a household, most of the water sources are underground. For instance, pools, sinks, and sprinkler can damage the house foundation if the house becomes wet. More so, if a house foundation becomes wet, it weakens the walls which can cost you more for repair. To avoid such situations, you should consider hiring a plumber or any other person specialized in such areas to have a look at the system every year. By doing so, the specialist will be able to identify and repair any leaks before it becomes unbearable. Also, if you do not want to spend more on the specialist, then you should take a look by yourself at least every month or two to ensure everything is running smoothly.
Inspect your foundations regularly
Some buildings do not show off any leakage on foundation, but you should check it twice a year. There are a lot of things to inspect in your building, focus on roof leakages, large wall cracks, loose frames for doors and windows, buckling walls, and even holes near the hose foundation. If you suspect any of them look for an expert to have a look and by doing this you will be able to do minor repair.
Trim shrubs closer to your foundation
It is advisable to keep shrubs near your home 3 feet shorter. It is because shrubs require lots of water for survival. Tall plants take in lots of water to remain healthy, in that case, such water level is dangerous for a house foundation. More so there a various a ways on how to stop water hammering from destroying your foundation, consider consulting the experts who will be able to handle water hammering and also come up with the solution for the shrubs.
Fill minor cracks
Minor cracks occur mostly on the walls of the building. Cracks should not just be filled. You should seek for experts who will first clean the crack, leave it to dry, then fill it. Filling the cracks require the use of concrete or epoxy glue which will help strengthen the broken part. Although some homeowners choose to repair their houses by themselves, consider consulting the expert to ensure no more damage caused.
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