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How Do I Maintain My Retaining Wall?
Don’t have great gutters? This could be a concern for your home’s retaining wall(s) and beyond. Gutter repair from the experts at Mr. Handyman is likely to save you time and headaches when it comes to maintaining expensive projects in and around the home.
In order to maintain a retaining wall, make sure you wrap it in a protectant, so if water comes in contact with it, the wood is less likely to be damaged. Another good idea is to spray insecticides around the retaining wall to prevent infestation. One key to maintaining your retaining wall is evaluating your gutter system. Proper gutters help contribute to the following:
Control the water flow - Damaged gutters can have a rippling effect on the way water runs around your home. Without proper gutter repair in damaged areas, water can slowly wash away the money and effort spent on that new or existing retaining wall. This doesn’t have to happen though, call the gutter repair experts at Mr. Handyman at 1-877-MRHANDYMAN.
Foundation preservation - New or repaired gutters can also prevent problems to your home’s foundation. With damaged gutters, water often falls right off the roof and eats away at the soil directly next to the home, which can be threatening to a foundation. A little gutter maintenance now can save you all kinds of time, money, and headaches down the road.
Protecting your projects - Proper gutter installation can prevent cracking in the sidewalk, patio, driveway and other finished surfaces outside the home. With a good gutter system, water is far less likely to move the soil underneath these places, preventing the need for repair projects every few years. Getting water removed properly around the home could even help when it comes to termites, since they are more likely to find a new home in the house if there’s lots of water in the nearby soil.
Think your gutter system could use a facelift? Contact our experts at 1-877-MRHANDYMAN.