Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Neglected Home Maintenance -- Bellingham Home Inspector (King of the House)

Drainage around the home can be a problem. Drainage, or bad drainage, is one problem that I see over and over again working as a Bellingham home inspector at King of the House. You know the result: Water ending up in the crawl space or even in the garage. Around here, at many lots, the slope of the driveway is toward the house. With the heavy rain we receive, that can lead to rain in the garage. To get around that, often a drain is installed in front of the garage door. Then, from there, there will be some reverse slope back toward the drain.

The plan is good, until the homeowner moves in and never thinks to clean the drain. Those drains in front of the garage are like gutters -- they are NOT self-cleaning! Sometimes, to make things work, homeowners have to put some elbow grease into maintaining their properties.


Thanks for stopping by,

Steven L. Smith


Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 0 commentsSteven L. Smith • April 29 2010 12:21AM