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A common question we get asked a lot is this one. If we put rain gutters on our house would this take care of the water leaking into our basement?
The answer varies depending on each situation. Adding rain gutters to any adaptable area to direct water away from a foundation is a very good idea.
The rain gutter needs some help to preform properly as well. Keeping the rain gutter free from debris is vital. There are some good options today to accomplish this task. Another important step in maintaining a rain gutter system is proper downspout extension length. Ideally, a downspout extension should be 8ft long and should transfer water away from the foundation. Without a properly fastened downspout extension chances are that that water someday will eventually end up in the basement.
So, will adding rain gutters fix a leaking basement? How to stop water entering basement?
Yes, in some cases, is the answer. A properly maintained rain gutter system can go a long way in keeping a basement dry.