downspouts: Keep Water Away From Your Home’s Foundation - 07/06/12 04:25 AM
 
 
Water is good for trees, shrubs and many other plant forms. It’s not, however, always good for your house, especially when your property stays wet and does not drain properly.
 
“Water is the number one cause of damage to the homes we live in,” says Jamison Brown with AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service in southeastern Virginia.
 
“Excessive water around and under the footprint of the home can produce a host of unwanted consequences — fungal growth and structural damage.”
 
To protect your home, the soil around the home should slope away from the foundation on all sides.
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downspouts: 4 things to consider before converting basement - 03/14/12 04:43 AM
 
If you're fortunate enough to have a basement in your home, you may have the potential for a substantial amount of additional living space right below your feet. But if you're thinking of converting that cold and unappealing area to a warm and cozy new space, there are several things you'll want to take into consideration first.
 
Is it safe?
 
One of the very first things you want to look at with any basement conversion is safety, and that can take a lot of different forms.
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