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How rain water gets into your crawlspace or basement Quality Home Inspections of East Tennessee

Below is a drawn illustration of how water can get into your crawlspace or basement. This particular drawing shows a home with no gutters, but this could easily be a home with inadequate guttering. If gutters are not installed properly, if the water runs over the gutters then its the same as not having gutters at all.

 

Notice in the drawing how the grade next to the house has deteriorated. Not only will this house need gutters, but the grading next to the home will need to be restored. Once the water gets into the crawlspace or basement mold can set in followed by wood rot. The edge of the roof should also have a drip edge to avoid wood rot on the ends of the rooftop.

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East Tennessee Quality Home Inspections
Quality Home Inspections serves the East Tennessee area of Roane, Loudon, Knox, Anderson, and Cumberland counties which includes the areas of Knoxville, Oliver Springs, Oak Ridge, Kingston, Harriman, Rockwood, Midtown, Lenoir City, and Crossville, Tennessee. The goal of Quality Home Inspections is to help make the home buying decision a little less complex by providing a professional visual inspection and report of various systems and areas of the home.

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