Waterfalls over the edge of your gutter means leaves and other debris are blocking. You can also look for streaks of dirt on the outside of gutters or mud on siding. If you don’t take care of the overflowing gutters it can rot siding, ruin paint, and possibly cause structural damage.
Each inch of rain that falls on 1,000 square feet of a roof produces more than 600 gallons of runoff, that much water dumping to close to the foundation can send it right into the basement, where it can ruin anything you have stored down there.
The attic sounds like a strange place to look for problems, but mildew on the underside of the roof can be caused by moisture from the basement or crawl space rising through the house rotting out roof sheathing.
Cracks in The Foundation
Foundations often have small cracks that appear as houses settle over time. Most are harmless, but bigger cracks bear watching. Keep an eagle eye on cracks larger than 1/8-inch wide by marking the ends with an erasable pencil line. Measure the width and jot it down. If you notice the cracks are growing, you’ve got potential problems.
Trying to keep consumers informed and updated with information about all things home improvement.