Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Inexpensive Wet Basement Solution. Sloping the soil away from the house will take care of the problem most of the time. Firmly pack clay soil around the foundation, with at least a slope over the first 4 ft.
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.