Our basement has always had a history of leaking. We don’t know if we can handle the cost of a waterproofing project. Can we solve our leaky basement problems by installing new gutters, downspouts, and adding dirt around the home?

If you find a Gutter or Landscaping Company who will “guarantee you a dry basement” by doing either one of these projects, give me a call with their company’s phone number because I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I would like to sell them! These projects may redirect the water from downfall off of your roof. Yet, the majority of the water your foundation comes in contact with is “ground water.” For example, one inch of rain over an acre of land equals 27,000 gallons of water. Imagine a winter thaw where we have two feet of snow melt within 48 hours. Gutters and downspouts are important, do not get me wrong, but should not be confused with repairing or fixing a leaky basement.