When we first looked at the home a neighbor told us that there was flooding in the basement. We
waited for the next rainstorm to see what was happening. Fortunately, the water was minimal and the
cause was obvious.
There were several main spots causing water to leak into the basement.
A large hole was left where a gas meter was installed. This allowed water to collect.
This gutter was clogged and forced all the water collected in that gutter to
divert back into the basement.
This area was angled towards the house. I dug up the ivy and changed the slope.
Water from the driveway was forced towards the house due to the downward slope. This
shows water collecting away from the house after changing the grade. Previously it would
have run into the basement.
I'll do a bit
more work to divert the water further away from the house and into a future rain
garden in the front yard.