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Gutters And Downspouts - Secrets To Keeping Your Basement Dry

Filed under: Rain Gutters & Downspouts — Administrator at 10:43 pm on Thursday, October 4, 2007

by Terry Edwards

Perhaps nothing else can prevent water from running into your basement than gutters and downspouts that are working properly. I see so many homeowners who go through a downpour from mother nature, only to find water pouring in their basement due to clogged rain gutters.

In order to ensure your basement waterproofing, gutters and downspouts play a key role.

As rainwater rolls off your roof and into your gutters, it’s then channelled to flow toward the nearest downspout and safely away from your home.

By having clogged rain gutters due to leaves, sticks, and other debris, the rainwater simply overflows the gutter and pools at your home’s foundation.

To combat this from happening, and to keep your basement dry, be sure your drainage system is working properly. Clean gutters and downspouts on an annual basis to be sure water flows through.

Check to be sure there are no cracks in your guttering which allows water to seep down the side of the house.

If you do see a problem with your gutters and downspouts, take care of it as soon as possible. If you don’t feel comfortable doing the work yourself, call a gutter company to come. The rates are more than reasonable and well worth the protection from future damage.

Keeping your basement dry begins with rain gutters that are working properly. It may be all you need to keep it that way.

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