Once again, we are in the Rainy Season at our fair city of Los Angeles! Some folks are carving a pumpkin, others are putting together their shopping list for Thanksgiving, and yes, some of us are buying holiday presents, because we’re worried that store shelves will be empty when we finally decide to go shopping – what a year 2021 has turned out to be!
But in all seriousness, as the days get shorter, chillier, and wetter, now is the perfect time to prepare your property for the Rainy Season! There are some important things to do, and here they are:
Install a crawlspace “encapsulation” system in your basement and crawlspace!
Your building’s basement and crawlspace (the area beneath the first floor) are vulnerable to damage from moisture intrusion and its unhealthy mold and mildew. This area often harbors termites and even the occasional dead critter! You should have these areas inspected to make sure that they are clean and dry. Call Angela today at (800) 862-6582 and ask her about Weinstein Construction’s fantastic crawlspace “encapsulation” system, which seals and protects basements and crawlspaces from moisture, mold, mildew, and assault by pests and critters.
Make sure water is draining away from your property!
When the rains come, they often collect in and around buildings, causing unhealthy mold and mildew to grow. This water can also seriously impact a home’s concrete foundation, causing it and the building above it to shift and crack! And so, please make sure that your landscaping is built so that it drains water away from your property, preventing it from pooling. The drainage professionals at Weinstein Construction can offer you many drainage solutions to choose from: Area Drains, French Drains, Channel Drains, Catch Basins, flow Wells, and Sump Pumps. Call Angela today at (800) 862-6582 to find out more, and to schedule a free inspection of your property’s drainage!
Keep up with your chores!
This is the time to inspect your driveways, walkways, and patio, to see whether they have cracked or porous joints and surfaces that will soak up rain water. If you find them in poor condition, have a professional reseal these joints and surfaces with appropriate, heavy duty-grade sealants! Then, make sure that soggy leaves, twigs, and other debris are off your lawn, so they don’t accumulate mold and mildew, which can damage your lawn. Similarly, if metal fixtures around your property are rusty (for example, deck furniture, barbecues, gates, railing, tools, etc.), lightly sand away rust spots and apply metal primer and paint that is specially-formulated to preserve and inhibit rust. And if your outdoor wood surfaces look aged, this is the time to sand them, stain them, and seal them with a new protective coating.
Don’t delay, the rains are here! And as they do, you can trust the professionals at Weinstein Construction to help you with installing drainage systems and fitting your basement and crawlspace with superb encapsulation systems! Call Angela today at (800) 862-6582 for a free inspection and review of your Rainy Season needs.