A lot of basement maintenance revolves around one thing: keeping the water out. Although a wise home-owner knows when to call in a professional, he also knows what he himself can do to keep his basement dry. Maintaining your basement starts with maintaining your gutters, downspouts and window wells. If these are clogged, broken or dirty, moisture will not drain correctly, and can seep into your basement. A less obvious cause for moisture in your basement is the grading of your house. Next time after a rain shower, check whether the water is flowing away from your house, or towards your house. In the latter case, be extra alert on moisture in your basement. Other stuff, like cracks in the cellar and sump pump maintenance, may require the help of a professional. However, you can check for these things yourself so you catch any problems early.
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