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Moisture Outside Your Home

Moisture from outside sources can enter your house and cause damage. Some of the most common sources of outside moisture are explained below.


Gutters and downspouts can play an important role in keeping water away from the house.

Sump Pump

The sump pump sits in a pit in the basement of your home and collects underground water.

Sprinkler Placement

Place sprinklers so that the house itself is not hit by water.


Poor drainage can damage your home.

Ice Dams

Ice dams can cause water damage to your house.

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This website offers suggestions for how you should properly maintain and operate your home. However, you should always refer to your builder warranty, maintenance and homeowner manual documents for the specific operation and maintenance requirements for your individual home and its equipment.