Posted by Priscilla Thain on Apr 14, 2019
 
Project Home, in its 41st year, has its 31st annual Paint-a-Thon coming up. In addition to painting houses, they do repairs, maintenance, and upgrades to houses all year long. Flood prevention is a specialty of Project Home. They work with a water and mold expert.

Ninety six percent of water in basements, Jason Hafeman told the club, is caused by poor control of roof and surface runoff, all of which is preventable. Clogged gutters, clogged or detached downspouts and or negative grade around foundations are normally the cause. A solution is to build up around the foundation with shredded top soil, with a visible slope away from the house. Downspout extensions should be 4 to 6 feet from the house. Steel gutter screens are also helpful.

Project Home, which does home energy audits, insulation and air sealing, home repairs and accessibility modifications, offers classes on home maintenance open to the public. Customer financing for Project Home repairs is offered by the Dane County Credit Union.

Our thanks to Jason Hafeman, Outreach Manager for Project Home for this important work in the community and for his presentation.