Is your basement currently suffering from water damage every time we have a hard rain here in Minnesota? If so, you likely are looking into how to best deal with this major problem. Wet basements can lead to foundation damage, mold, mildew, among other problems that could cause very real health problems for you and your family. Thankfully, if you’re currently experiencing symptoms of a wet basement, it could be a relatively easy fix. At Minnesota Leafless Gutters, we see countless wet basements that can be attributed to bad gutter installation. Read on to learn how you can ensure your gutters are properly installed to prevent water from making its way into your basement.
Why are Gutters so Important to Protect Your Basement?
The entire goal of gutters are to transport water from your roof, into your gutters, down your downspouts and away from your foundation. Too often though, gutters are either improperly installed, missing all together, or are diverted to where the downspouts pour water directly against a home’s foundation. These are all major problems, which over time can cause serious damage to your home. Properly installed gutters with functioning downspouts are key to ensure water is properly diverted away from your foundation and basement.
How Do I Know if My Gutters are Properly Installed?
There are several ways you can determine whether your gutters are installed properly. First off, you can simply give Minnesota Leafless Gutters a call and we can come out to give you an honest assessment about your gutter installation. We can typically spot common problems that could contribute to your flooded basement.
Another option is to wait until we get a hard rain in Minnesota. Take a step outside and look at your gutters. Is water leaking behind the gutters, or through cracks in the gutters? Is water coming out of the downspouts and being directed away from the foundation, or is the water simply pooling around the foundation? Once you’ve witnessed how your gutters are functioning during a hard rain, you’ll likely know whether it’s time to call a professional like Minnesota Leafless Gutters.
Prevent Basement Flooding With Proper Gutter Installation
If you have a basement, it’s imperative that your gutters are properly installed to prevent flooding. Feel free to give the team at Minnesota Leafless Gutters a call today if you suspect you may have a basement flooding problem, or if you’re just looking for advice as to whether your gutters are properly installed. We can be reached by phone at 612-221-0362.