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Clean up the Junk

The first step is to clean-up all of the junk around your house and foundation. This stuff can hide bugs and keep your foundation from drying thoroughly and is generally unsightly. If you have a basement, make sure that you clean the accumulated trash in window wells and stair wells. Some walk-in basements have drains in the landing before the door and if the drain gets clogged, your basement could flood!

Foundation

Make sure that all openings through the foundation are in good shape. If you have a crawl-space, make sure that the grilles are in-place and in good shape. These should remain open to allow everything under the house to dry. Failure to do so can lead to rotting structural members or mold. If they are missing, animals could setup housekeeping in the crawl-space.

Clean up the junk around outside of the house

Clean up the junk around outside of the house

Opening in foundation is missing grill

Opening in foundation is missing grill


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