Grab Your Shovel!
Remove large snowbanks from areas where the snow could seep into your house when it melts, such as around the basement windows. In fact, compacted snow and ice can turn into dams, preventing water from flowing in the proper direction. Move the snow away from your residence’s perimeter.
Likewise, remember to clear decks, patios and lanes that slope down toward your property. Make sure your gutters are free of snow and debris and that the drains around your home, usually near the door, are unobstructed.
Direct Spring Runoff
Learn in which direction the snow will melt. A combination of melting snow and rain can result in high runoff levels. As you shovel snow on your property, consider which path the water is likely to take as the temperature rises. You may have to dig channels to divert it toward the nearest drain.