If you notice water spilling over the back of your rain gutter then it can be from debris in the gutter, or it could be due to the gutter hanging brackets sagging on the fascia boards. You may even notice that the brackets have fallen off which is causing the water to overflow.
Mulching – This is a great way to prevent soil erosion, add organic matter to the soil and reduce evaporation. However, you need to leave space around the base of each plant. Mulching right up to plant stems encourages disease and rot to set in. Leave a 50mm (2 inches) between the mulch and the stem. You don’t need to mulch any deeper than 75mm (3 inches).
If you have a foundation issue involving a broken or cracked slab, or are in need of house bolting, seismic retrofitting, or floor and house leveling, foundation repair methods steps or replacement, make sure you select a truly reputable contractor. By law, every piece of promotion they send out should have their license number. Pick someone who has been around for a while, and who has a yard you can visit.
The foundation problems can cause the home’s frame to twist, and doors and windows to not shut properly, and drywall cracks. This can result in wasted heating and cooling energy, added energy costs, and humidity changes in the home.
If you don’t mind getting wet, you can do a self-check (your gutters must be cleaned out first). After at least 15 minutes of heavy rain, check your gutters. If you see any water overflowing, you have a problem. Any water over flowing out of the gutters is running down next to the house foundations. Even if the water is not getting into the basement, it could be causing unseen problems like eroding soil from under the house footings, which can lead to cracking of walls and ceilings. The easiest solutions to overflowing gutters are to either add another downspout on that run of gutter or to increase the size of the downspout.
5) Forgetting to do a final walk-through – You have an opportunity to walk through your new home right before you officially buy it. Usually the final walk-through takes place the day of or the day before your closing. Chances are that when you first looked at the home, the seller was still living there. So, during the walk-through you can see the home completely vacant and ready for you to move in. You can see for yourself that there are no problems with the house before you close on it. Also, if you know that you will not be able to go to your final walk-through because of a flight schedule, etc., you can ask your real estate agent to go instead.
Another shrub that is related to the azalea, the rhododendron, has larger flowers and a different growth habit. This type of shrub has long branches that produce brilliant flowers at the end and small tufts of leaves. Their branches also grow very long. This type of shrub also does very well with other underbrush plants.