Yard Drainage System
Land that is not graded correctly usually slopes towards the foundation and may contain low areas where water will pool up during storms. This buildup increases the chances of water finding its way into your basement.
After visiting with a PEP consultant you may find they suggest the following course of action:
- Perhaps adding longer downspout extensions or changing the gutters to handle water efficiently.
- Installing downspout extensions so runoff flows into the yard and away from the foundation.
- Change the grading of the yard to change the direction water flows and prevent pooling.