Spring weather has arrived sooner than we were expecting. Temperatures in northeast Ohio are some of the warmest in more than a hundred years according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration NOAA, it also predicts cooler and wetter temperatures for the northeastern part of the United States. If we are taking South Carolina’s weather as an example as what’s to come in northeast Ohio, we are going to need a lot of umbrellas for this spring season.
Keeping the water away from the foundation of your home and basement can be a very inexpensive fix. Checking the perimeter of your home is a good idea. It can give you a clear view of where water is sitting, and not draining away from the foundation. If you have an old sump pump, check to see if it’s in working condition. You may need it when you least expect it, only to find out that is not longer serviceable.
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Develop an Emergency Action Plan for your home, place of business or other that includes what you would do in case of major emergency or disaster.· Develop a communication plan that enables you to reach out to family members when normal lines of communication are not functioning.· Have an emergency kit for your home, place of work and vehicle. Remember, “The First 72 are on You.
A third-generation family member in the basement waterproofing business, Stock said he began assisting his family in all-things-basements when he was 12.In 2012, Stock launched the U.S. Waterproofing Learning Center, to educate homeowners, real estate agents, home inspectors and others concerned with home improvement, waterproofing, and repair. Below, he dishes out some good, sound advice.