Water in the Basement

Over the last few months, we have had a lot of rain. Needless to say, some of it has made it’s way into people’s basements. 

A few quick tips of prevention:

1) Walk the exterior and check the grade of the soil around your home. Does it slope towards or away from the home?

2) Replace any broken window well covers

3) Make sure that the gutters are clean. You may have to do this several times per year if you have a lot of leafing trees in your back yard.

4) Check the downspouts-are they far enough away from the house or is it puddling near the foundation?

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