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Wet Basement in Des Moines

07 September 2018

Wet Basement? Look Up At Up Your Gutters.

With all of the rain the Des Moines area has received recently, many residents are experiencing a wet basement. This can be a serious problem that is both time-consuming and costly to fix. Too often, homeowners don’t consider this problem affecting their home until it does, at which point it’s unfortunately too late to prevent. The most common cause of water leaking into a basement is a faulty gutter system, so having the right gutters is key to a water-free basement!

Don’t underestimate the danger of clogs, that cause water to spill over your gutter and pool on the ground below. This can result in damage to your foundation causing cracks and even basement flooding. The overflow from clogged gutters can also lead to surface erosion, which occurs when rainwater continuously hits the ground in a concentrated area beneath the roofline. Over time, this repeated contact will move the dirt and create a trench that usually will run the length of the gutter system. These trenches can potentially seep into the foundation, causing a wet basement.


Wet Basements from clogged gutters in Des Moines
Gutter clogs can lead to overflowing gutters and potential flooding in the basement of your Des Moines home.
Foundation damage from a clogged downspout in Iowa
If you have clogged gutters, over time they can lead to costly foundation repairs.


Water in basement due to no gutter guards
If your gutters are clogged or your downspouts are not working properly to divert rainwater away from your property, water can drain directly into the ground in into your central Iowa basement.

For Gutters That Are Effective and Durable,
Turn to the Experts at Home Solutions of Iowa

At Home Solutions of Iowa, we pride ourselves on offering LeafGuard® Brand Gutters to homeowners in Des Moines and throughout Iowa. Whether you’re looking to replace your gutters because they are no longer functional or you’re tired of having to unclog them on a regular basis, you can count on the professionals at Home Solutions of Iowa to provide you with the options you’re looking for.

Fix wet basement by using LeafGuard® gutters.


We can help determine which option is most suitable for your needs during a free consultation at your home in Des Moines or anywhere else in Iowa. To learn more about our gutters, contact Home Solutions of Iowa today: 515-999-2896.

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