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A damp basement can cause mold and mildew growth along with a host of other problems. Fortunately, damp basements can easily be prevented. You just need to know the possible causes behind this problem and how to deal with them. In today’s article, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore, the installer of the best gutter guard system in our area, explains more.

Poor Yard Grading

The ground around your foundation should slope outwards, away from your home. Ideally, rain, snow and sleet should slide away from your house and yard. If your yard’s grading is not correct then water will accumulate around your house. The water will saturate the soil around your foundation, eventually making its way to your basement. You can fix this by hiring a professional to redo the sloping on your yard.

Clogged gutters

Your gutters and downspouts work hard to protect your home from water damage by redirecting rain away from your home. If your gutters are clogged, then rain will overflow and saturate the soil surrounding your house. You can fix this by hiring a professional to clean your gutters regularly. Better yet, you can prevent gutter clogs completely by installing our gutter protection system: Gutter Helmet.

Drainage System Problems

The drainage system in your basement might be compromised because of pressure from the ground or from the house. Other possible problems include a failing sump pump, a clogged pipe or a misaligned connection. These problems can all cause your basement to become damp. Unfortunately, these problems require professional assistance.

Gutter Helmet is the best gutter guard system on the market because of its innovative nose-forward design. Gutter Helmet can prevent leaves, dirt and other debris from entering your gutters and it can handle large volumes of water. It is incredibly reliable. That’s why its Triple Lifetime Warranty includes the guarantee that your gutters will not clog for the lifetime of the system. We serve many areas including Salisbury, Maryland. Call us at (866) 333-8150 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote.