When water is allowed to seeped into your basement, you will be dealing with a potentially dangerous and uncomfortable situation. Left untreated, even small amounts of moisture will allow corrosive minerals to damage the integrity of your basement walls and mold to create potentially dangerous respiratory conditions. Although the preferred method for stopping this damaging moisture to fortify your wall from the outside, this process can involve hundreds of man hours or access to heavy machinery.
Moisture issues are a problem in many homes, but basements especially have a reputation for damp conditions and musty smells. If you're hoping to finish the basement space in your older home, you need to be realistic about potential moisture and mold problems before you undertake any finishing. Here are the initial steps you should take before you begin.
1. Remove any and all mold that is currently present in the home.
Aluminum gutter seams can separate over time after repeated exposure to sun, rain, ice and wind. These broken seams not only permit water to leak, they also can weaken the gutter structure and eventually may damage the gutters or even the fascia. However, repairing these seams is not difficult and can be accomplished with just a few minutes work. Below are the supplies and tools you will need, as well as easy-to-follow directions for fixing broken seams in aluminum gutters: