Prepare Your Basement For A Hurricane
Maryland residents know first hand the destruction wreaked by hurricanes. Hurricanes can cost homeowners thousands in property damage and loss. In worst cases a bad hurricane can cost a homeowner their house. However, before hurricane season begins, there are a couple of things that you can do to protect your home.
Before hurricane season even begins, you need to call a waterproofing expert to come and inspect your home. An inspector can find any problem areas and potential weaknesses. They will check your current waterproofing system, your foundation, and the area around your home. If they find any problems, they will recommend some solutions and offer cost estimates to ensure your house is protected.
If the inspector recommends that your house needs extra protection you need to hire a professional waterproofing contractor. Make sure the professional you hire is licensed and insured, like the professionals at AA Action Waterproofing. Once hired, the professionals will install any solutions necessary to protect your home from the terrible damage of a hurricane. These upgrades will help protect your house, especially from flooding.
Once your home is protected from flooding, then there are some easy steps you can take if you find your home is in the path of a hurricane. The most important part is that you have a plan. First you want to clear all the loose debris from your yard. Flying debris can damage your home. Next you need to protect windows and doors with an impact resistant material. Then check your gutters to make sure they are clear of debris and the water flows freely. Also check your downspouts to make sure they are clear of debris and pointing away from your home. Finally, if necessary, fasten your roof.
These simple steps combined with the expertise