Pro-Tech Home Inspection LLC



(262) 860-0766


2931 S 126th St,
New Berlin, WI 53151

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Mon – Fri. 8:00 Am – 5:30 Pm
Sat – Sun. 8:00 Am – 5:00 Pm

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We specialize in Residential Home Inspection and Radon Testing in Milwaukee and surrounding areas.
Pro-Tech Home Inspection, LLC. Grading plays a very important role in controlling water and keeping it away from your foundation. Proper grading drains surface water away from the building and is recommended to be at a slope of six inches for the first ten feet from the foundation. If you have negative grading where the land is sloping towards the building you should have it corrected.
Pull back any landscaping materials including plants for several feet from the building.
Make sure to keep soil away from the siding material as it should only be against the foundation. Dig down to create the positive grading.
You may need to create a swale, or French drain, in some instances.
Remember to keep your gutter extensions six feet from your foundation to aid positive grading with controlling water and keeping it away from your foundation.. Draining a sump pump into a floor drain can significantly increase the risk of basement backups for you and your neighbors during heavy rain by slamming excess water into the sanitary sewer system when it’s at or near capacity. For this reason it is illegal to drain your sump pump into the floor drain or wash tub. If you need to fix a sump pump issue call a plumber or basement specialist.. I have a significantly older home with some things having been updated while others ar(…)

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