If you have a wet basement – and the problem is especially bad in the wet, spring months – it could very well be a simple fix. Poor drainage is the number one and frequently ONLY cause of a wet basement. You need to make sure your gutters and clear of debris.
Properly designed gutters should have at least one downspout for every 600 – 800 square feet of roof surface. Also make sure all of your downspouts are depositing water well away from the foundation – at least four to six feet. Make sure the ground around your foundation slopes away from it. And don’t get taken by panic peddlers – those who will tell you an expensive water proofing system is the only way to dry out your wet basement.
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