Do you have a finished basement? Have you ever worried about water getting through the foundation wall and ruining your drywall/carpet? If so, here is the breakdown of how most basements get wet:
- 40% are caused by poor surface grading
- 25% are caused by improper downspout draining
- 25% are caused by settling backfill, which results in poor drainage
The bottom line is, if you properly grade the areas around your house and divert the water away from the house, your basement most likely will never get wet! Keep the water away from your house and you will never have to worry about getting it back out.