The most common problem for basements and crawlspaces is ground water. There are many reasons why your house has water infiltration problems. Here are a few tips:
- the ground is sloped towards the house, and thus the water will flow towards it.
- rain gutter and downspouts can also be a problem it they are not installed or installed incorrectly. Downspouts need to evacuate the water away from your home’s foundation. Also, gutter maintenance is very important, as they can get clogged. If your house doesn’t have gutters installed, then all the water from the roof will drip on the walls, down to the foundation of your home.
Waterproofing your home
What you have to do to stop water from entering your home is solving the above problems and also installing a drainage system near your home. French drains can be very effective.