Northwest NEWS

January 4, 1999

Home & Garden

How to keep your basement or crawl space dry

from HouseMasters of America Home Inspection Service

   During the rainy season, homeowners with basements often find they have an unexpected intruder--water in sub-grade areas of the structure or crawl spaces.

   Thirty-two percent of homes over 15 years of age with basements experience some type of basement water penetration in the wet months of the year. The frequency of water penetration in crawl spaces in the Northwest is even higher.

   The following actions by homeowners can help prevent or minimize these conditions:

   For more information, call (800) 995-4063.