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Water drainage is a major issue for many homeowners. Poor drainage can cause all sorts of problems, including basement flooding, icy sidewalks, as well as excess seepage that can damage the foundation of your home.

Water drainage is a major issue for many homeowners. Poor drainage can cause all sorts of problems, including basement flooding, icy sidewalks, as well as excess seepage that can damage the foundation of your home.

Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time.   The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time. The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

Every home needs a #drainage system. #Channel drains by #NDS help to remove large amounts of water from hardscapes such as patios and driveways. -- Source 1 Drainage Products available at #HomeBegins

Every home needs a #drainage system. #Channel drains by #NDS help to remove large amounts of water from hardscapes such as patios and driveways. -- Source 1 Drainage Products available at #HomeBegins

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