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When you’re thinking about dealing with flooded basements, the first solutions many homeowners turn to are French drains and sump pumps. These are, of course, quite effective at clearing away excess water that may find its way into your basement and foundations, but they are not the only way. Your gutters play an equally important role in controlling rainwater and redirecting it towards a safe drainage site.

Let our gutter shield experts at Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc. show you a few of our best tips on keeping your basement dry and your foundations protected against too much water.

Proper Landscaping

Most professionals advise keeping your yard at a slight slope. It should be negligible enough so people can walk comfortably through it but with just enough pitch so that rainwater is redirected away from your home and into the street drainage. Keeping plants and trees nearby also helps absorb any moisture in the soil surrounding your foundations.

Gutter Maintenance

Blocked gutters and downspouts can lead to all sorts of water-related problems, not the least of which is flooding in your basement. When rainwater is not directed properly away from your home, it can seep into the active soil that keeps your home’s footing and foundations in place. Of course, a French drain serves as an extra layer of protection against water penetration, but without an effective gutter system, you’re likely to still have some water getting through.

Using Gutter Protection Systems

Gutter Helmet® is designed to keep your gutters from being obstructed by dead leaves, tree branches and other debris. With your gutters effectively protected from potential clogging, you can rely more on your gutters to keep your home’s foundation waterproof.

Keep your basement dry and your home safe with Gutter Helmet, the number one gutter shield system today. Find out more from our professionals at Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc., your local provider of Gutter Helmet and other related systems. Give us a call today at (866) 882-5641 to request a free estimate, or fill out our online contact form and have one of our representatives contact you right away. We serve homeowners in Salem, Alabama.