5 Ways Spring Rains Can Leave Your Basement Wet

Spring Rain Can Lead To Major Pains

All too often we see Iowa homeowners struggle with damp basements and sump pumps working overtime in with the spring rain we experience. Not only does a wet basement involve the growth of mold and mildew, left unchecked it can pose a threat to your home’s value and can ruin floors, walls and cause roof damage. Here are some of the most common sources of excess water in the basement.

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Spring Rain Issues

1. Clogged Gutters

Gutters that are clogged can cause water to spill over or behind onto the ground below, pooling against your foundation and damaging your soffit and fascia as well.

2. Improperly Installed Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters and downspouts are designed to collect rainwater and direct it away from your home safely. Without gutters, rain will flow off the edges of your roof and onto the ground around your foundation.

3. Cracks in Your Foundation

Moisture and water can enter the home through foundation cracks. Even the smallest cracks can lead to serious property damage.

4. Improper Slope or Grading of Home

The slope of the ground directs water away from the foundation of the home. Water can flow towards your home and into your basement if the slope is incorrect.

5. Water Flooding

Changing to the Spring season in Iowa, the ground can’t always absorb heavy rains and melting snow quickly enough. This causes the rainwater to pool and sit against the foundation of your home.

Safeguard Your Home Before Spring Rain Hits

Your home is your greatest investment. If you are experiencing a wet basement, chances are your gutters may need attention, contact Home Solutions of Iowa and we will have one of our home experts asses your home. Call us at 515-999-2896 and we can ‘Spring’ into action with our award-winning LeafGuard® Gutter system! Home Solutions of Iowa have protected over 25,000 Iowa homes from water damage caused by failing gutters.

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