How to Keep Heavy Rain Out of Your Basement

Diverting Rain From Your Basement

This winter has been surprisingly rainy so to help our fellow New Englanders stay dry in this unexpected rain, we’ve prepared this guide with the best ways to keep your basement rain-free this winter. Follow along for advice from some of the the industry’s most experienced professionals!

Clean Your Gutters

While the winter months aren’t the best time to get outside and work, this may be necessary. If your gutters are clogged, they could be the source of a water problem in your basement. If you can see rainwater flowing regularly, your gutters are most likely safe but if not, take a closer look.  

Install Downspouts

Adding downspouts to your home will help push water even further away from your home and basement. The further away you can push the water, the better your odds will be of keeping your basement dry. You can easily install external add-on downspouts to your system or you can have a professional install below ground extensions that have been proven to be even more effective.

Invest in a Sump Pump

Purchasing a sump pump and placing it in the trouble areas of your yard and/or driveway will help move water away from your property and dispose of it in a less dangerous place. The easiest way to do so is to run a long hose from your pump into the street but be sure the water is not running back toward your home.

Waterproof Your Basement

The only way to guarantee your basement remains dry throughout the year is to invest in a waterproofing system. By choosing a company with a lifetime warranty, you’ll ensure your basement is safe as long as you own the home. Contact B-Dry Systems today for a free estimate on waterproofing your basement!