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Water-related damage to basements is a common problem in many homes. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to misunderstand or neglect to address these issues, resulting in worse problems that could be costly to resolve. Preventing moisture from penetrating your home starts with knowing how water flows in your home.

As one of the leading roofing and gutter experts in the area, MR. FIX-IT™ Virginia has received the best gutter guard reviews from our clients, and, today, we’re going to take a closer look at the water damage in basements.

Understanding Water Flow

Rainwater flows down the roofing panels and into the gutters and downspouts, where it is directed to a proper drainage site. Your gutters and your roofing assembly form an interconnected system that relies on each other for proper water redirection. Any break in this flow results in water reaching the areas where it could do the most damage, and, because basements are typically the lowest point of any home, this is where moisture eventually ends up.

The Problem With Water

Water is not generally the worst problem you can have, but uncontrolled flow and seepage can do a number in even the most well-kept homes. Water can soften and erode the soil around your foundations, accelerating settling and compromising your structural support system. Water also promotes rotting, a common problem for wooden fixtures.

Protecting Your Home

Keeping your gutter systems in good condition is tantamount to preventing water penetration into your basement. By protecting your gutters from clogging, Gutter Helmet® plays an essential role in proper water flow control and drainage. This system keeps leaves and debris from clogging your gutters and causing water to spill over the sides and onto sensitive areas of your home.

At MR. FIX-IT Virginia, we are your leading provider of Gutter Helmet and all related systems. Give us a call at (866) 985-9437, or fill out our online contact form. We serve clients in Ashland, VA, and all nearby areas.