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How Your House Works

Moisture Outside Your Home

Moisture from outside sources can enter your house and cause damage. Some of the most common sources of outside moisture are explained below.


GuttersGutters and downspouts can play an important role in keeping water away from the house.

Sump Pump

Sump PumpThe sump pump sits in a pit in the basement of your home and collects underground water.

Sprinkler Placement

sprinkler_thumb.gifPlace sprinklers so that the house itself is not hit by water.


grading_thumb.gifPoor drainage can damage your home.

Ice Dams

Ice DamsIce dams can cause water damage to your house.