Inspect Your Home
Check for Cracks in Your Walls
Check for Proper Drainage in Your Eavestrough & Downspouts
Install Proper Drainage Systems
Unclog Your Downspout & Eavestrough
Install a Downspout Extension
If you notice that your downspout is not long enough, or angled incorrectly for efficient drainage, it is a good idea to add an extension.
- Measure the diameter of your existing downspout to make sure it is the right size.
- Stretch out the downspout extension until it is fully extended.
- Take the side that fits around your existing downspout and slip it around the pipe.
- Use a gutter elbow to secure it in place.
Repair Any Cracks in Your Basement Walls
Open the Crack
Mix the Cement
Fill the Crack
Seal Your Basement Walls & Floors
Clean Basement Walls & Floors
Etch Your Walls
Note: These compounds can be caustic, so follow the directors on the package and make sure you are wearing safety googles and rubber gloves.
Apply Sealant to Walls
Apply Polyurethane to Floors
How To Terms
- Inspect Your Home
- Check for Cracks in Your Walls
- Check for Proper Drainage in Your Eavestrough & Downspouts
- Install Proper Drainage Systems
- Unclog Your Downspout & Eavestrough
- Install a Downspout Extension
- Repair Any Cracks in Your Basement Walls
- Open the Crack
- Mix the Cement
- Fill the Crack
- Seal Your Basement Walls & Floors
- Clean Basement Walls & Floors
- Etch Your Walls
- Apply Sealant to Walls
- Apply Polyurethane to Floors
Learn which flooring is best for basements, the different types of subfloors, maintenance, and booking an installation in our Basement Flooring Buying Guide.
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