April Showers Bring May Flowers….and Wet Basements!
Over the years I’ve often encountered wet basements and usually it’s a deal breaker for potential buyers. In most cases however, it’s a small amount of money and maintenance that fixes this frustrating problem.
Clean your gutters…leaves and dirt cause overflow. Make sure your gutters are firmly attached to the facia and slope in the right direction, too. Clean your downspouts and make sure there are no obstructions, and put extenders on the downspouts to get the water as far away as possible from the foundation of your home. Over time, the dirt around your home may have settled or you’ve landscaped, but the end result is typically the ground sloping toward the foundation. Fix this problem by evening out your property to fill in the downslope and in most cases your wet basement days are over!