How to sell your home as-is with drainage problems

Experiencing any kind of repair issues in a home can be frustrating. Drainage problems are no different. When you spot a small pool of water, mold, or overflowing gutters you know it’s time to roll up your sleeves and find out how to fix it. This is especially true if you plan on having your house hit the market. The process of improving and selling your home can be solved with one simple solution, Best Price Homebuyers. Sell your home as-is to Best Price Homebuyers to sell your home fast and receive a cash offer in return.

Common drainage problems

Be aware of drainage issues in and around your home to save time and money! 

Overflowing gutters

Backed-up or clogged gutters are a common occurrence. When there is debris such as leaves blocking water flow, it can cause drainage problems. If your gutters are clean and you still experience issues, your gutters might be too small. Consider getting a larger size installed to improve drainage.

Water in basement

If water isn’t draining away from your home, then it might be going into your basement. If water is seen pooling inside or around the foundation of your basement, it could be due to overflowing gutters that need to be cleared or cracks in the basement foundation that allows water to seep through.

Ponding water

If you didn’t initially plan to buy your home with a water feature, then ponding water might be something you want to get rid of as soon as possible. Ponding water often appears after heavy rainfall but should dry up quickly. If it sticks around for a long period of time then this is a sign of drainage issues. Installing drains, dry wells or sump pumps can be solutions to stop this problem.

Cracks in foundation

Water is able to seep in through foundation cracks. This can be fixed by caulking the affected areas or calling a professional to assess the foundation for further solutions.

How to prevent them

Making sure water is running away from your house and not into it is the number one way to ensure drainage issues won’t happen. Having a yard on a slope is essential in preventing water from surrounding and entering your home. Installing downspouts at least six feet away from your home should stop the diversion of water from entering your home. If it is any closer to your home it could have the opposite effect and end up in your basement.

Sell your home fast

Best Price Homebuyers purchases houses in the Omaha metro as-is no matter the condition. Sell your home fast and receive a cash offer in as little as 24 hours! We will buy your house and make it a simple and stress-free process. Contact us today and request a cash offer.