• Buried Gutter Downspout


Proper water management around the foundation of your home can be very effective at keeping the water from reaching your basement. When a gutter downspout is discharging rain water close to your home this allows water to pool around the foundation of your home. Usually the water then seeps in over the top of your foundation, if the ground level is at the same level as the top of your foundation. In other cases bad downspout drainage can form pools of surface water near your home.  The soil becomes saturated, exerting pressure on your basement walls, in turn causing cracks in your foundation.