Free Quote

Start Your Free Estimate

LeafGuard Iowa

Improper Roof Drainage Leads to Wet Basements

20 August 2019

Waking up to a Wet Basement?

All too often the source of your wet basement is above the ground, on the outside of the home, and easily solved.



A 1000-square-foot roof will shed about 623 gallons of water in a 1-inch rainstorm. Assuming that rainwater flows out of an average of four downspouts, you may have over 150 gallons of water pouring out of one downspout! Of the many homes, we inspect in Central Iowa, downspouts and extensions are not long enough and dump water right at the base of the foundation. The vast amounts of water flowing off a roof can easily overwhelm gutter systems.

When water accumulates around the base of your home it will inevitably lead to problems like mold and mildew and even result in a wet basement.


The best solution is to equip downspouts with long horizontal extensions that channel roof water well away from the foundation into an area of the yard where the water is absorbed or directed away from the house. Also, make sure the gutters are clean and free-flowing.

Our extra-large downspouts and extensions can effectively channel rainwater away from your property.

The Undisputed and Uncloggable Gutter System

For 16+ years Home Solutions of Iowa has been installing LeafGuard® Brand Gutters on all types of Iowa homes. If you’re looking to safeguard your home from clogged gutters and channel rainwater safely away from your home – Choose LeafGuard®.

LeafGuard® Gutters’ design is unique and patented. LeafGuard® is made from aluminum that is 20% thicker than standard gutters and will never rust or deteriorate. Our system features 3” X 4” downspouts that are 30% larger than standard gutter downspouts and can carry more water away from your home.

Peace-of-mind Home Improvement