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Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Monday, March 11th, 2019 by Amanda Waldmann
Daylight Savings Time is upon us, and if you’re anything like me, you’re really missing that lost hour. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that it isn’t dark at 5pm, but losing an hour can be difficult. That’s why we’re going to talk about some small changes you can make to save time this spring and summer.
Get a sump pump (with a cover!)
Even if you have “only a little” water in your basement, it likely weighs on your mind. You check the usual wet spots every time you’re down there, and now that we’re heading into spring and the rain that comes with it, you’re probably planning to spend some time down there rearranging boxes and using the shop vac to get rid of the water.
What if, instead, you had a sump pump installed? No more vacuuming, no more worried about what’s ruined, no more dreading every rainy day. While you’re thinking about it, make sure you ask for a sump crock with a lid - otherwise you’re just asking for debris clogs or even damage.
Take care of your concrete
Concrete looking a little dingy after the snow melt? Don’t spend all summer power washing it - SealantPro protects your concrete from water, chemicals (goodbye, salt stains!) and seasonal changes that can cause mildew. It will extend your concrete’s lifespan while keeping it easier to clean and maintain. It can also be applied in conjunction with PolyLevel lifting.
Cover your egress windows
Got an egress window that looks like an aquarium all spring? It might be time to upgrade to a window well with a cover. An open window well can fill with water and leaves, and even become the home of small woodland creatures. Cover your window wells and don’t spend your summer picking out leaves and shooing away squirrels.
Bury your discharge line
If you have a waterproofing system installed and didn’t have the discharge line buried, you’re in for a season of mowing the lawn around it and struggling to shift it to finish the job. Instead, have us install a Lawnscape outlet so we can bury the lines without affecting water discharge. Lawnscape has a grated opening that lets water out while protecting the line from debris clogs - out of sight, out of mind.
With a few small projects, you can save yourself time this spring and summer while also improving your home. Call today to schedule your free inspection and take back your time.