18 Nov Clogged Gutters
Clear gutters of debris and check them for corrosion, joint separation, and loose fasteners. Flush out downspouts and unclog leader pipes. Leaders should extend at least 5 feet to direct water away from the foundation.
This is a huge issue in the late fall when all the leaves have fallen off the trees – stubborn oaks, but it will be raining more. Often times, this is one of the largest reasons water gets into the basements!
I had some underground pipes that were clogged. I ran a plumber’s snake into the pipes to clean them. You never know what you can find!