HomeownerInspection June 15, 2019

How to Prevent Water Damage to your Home


Did you know that when 1″ of rain falls on a 2,000 square foot roof, 1,250 gallons of water pours from the roof? That’s a ton of water. Actually, that’s five tons of water. Now we claim no special expertise in math, but this is a pretty simple calculation – if the home has four downspouts, there are over 300 gallons of water dumping near the foundation in four different areas.

If an area receives only 4″ inches of rain per month, the roof sheds 60,000 gallons of water annually.

At the risk of stating the obvious, it is critical to control water draining from the roof and divert the water away from the foundation walls to prevent water penetration. You must take preventive and, in some cases, corrective measures, to keep water where it belongs – away from your home.

For more information on protecting your home from water damage, click here.

Thanks for sharing this helpful information US Inspect. If you have questions or need advice, give Lori Flynn Realty a call – 317-384-4712!