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Checklist

  • Check your basement for moisture or leaks by taping a piece of plastic or tin foil on the foundation wall.

  • Remove moisture from the inside of your home.

  • Ventilate properly.

  • Use a dehumidifier if necessary.

  • Check gutters and downspouts for debris and clean them when necessary.

  • Slope your land and driveways away from your home.

  • Install French drains and foundation drains to redirect water away from your home.

  • Waterproof your walls.

  • Install a sump pump in unfinished basements or under foundations to remove excess water.

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