• Hometalker
Asked on Apr 22, 2019

What's a cheap way to keep a homes foundation safe from standing water

Mr ATCKmdreamerShore grandmom


5 answers
  • William
    on Apr 22, 2019

    Slope the ground away from the foundation. If you can plant grass to prevent water from standing. Divert downspouts away from the foundations with extensions, either solid or flexible.

  • Shore grandmom
    on Apr 23, 2019

    The most important thing is to make sure that your gutters are in good condition with no leaks and check to make sure they aren't clogged by anything (leaves, birds nest, etc). Build the ground up around the house and then gently slope it away from the foundation. Get gutter extensions especially if it's a hard surface that the downspouts are draining onto. We have plastic ones that bend to channel the water down our driveway.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Apr 27, 2019

    Tar the base

  • Mr ATC
    on Apr 28, 2019

    The foundation made out of concrete are supposed to keep water, is it concrete or else...

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