How to Prevent a Basement from Flooding: Gutters

Gutters are one of the best ways to prevent a basement from flooding. Now that it’s springtime, the ground is soaking up a lot of water. A flooding basement is a real concern, but gutters can help!

How can gutters prevent a wet basement?

Without a gutter system, water will have nowhere to go. The water will collect around the base of your home, eventually causing damage to the foundation and allowing water to flood into your basement. 

Gutters will prevent your basement from flooding because they are designed to direct water away from your home and foundation.

How else can gutters help?

Not only do gutters protect your basement, they also…

  • Protect your home’s foundation
  • Ward off mold and mildew growth
  • Keep mosquitos and other infestations away
  • Prevent your siding from rotting

Gutters are an investment upfront but they will be well worth your time and money in the long run. It is much cheaper to install and maintain a gutter system rather than needing to replace your foundation, siding, roof, and/or interior of your basement. 

Keep in mind, if you have a gutter system but are not regularly maintaining it, you may still experience flooding in your basement. It’s important to keep your gutters free of leaves and debris so that they can do their job of keeping your house dry.

Call Good to Go Gutters today!

Installing gutters is the first step to protecting your basement, but if they are not installed correctly, they won’t be able to do their job. It’s important to have your gutters and downspouts installed professionally to avoid costly mistakes

Good to Go Gutters is a local gutter installation company. We treat every home as if it is our own and we guarantee your gutters will do their job for as long as you live in your home. We’d love to help you install or replace your gutter system today. Give us a call for your free estimate!