Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time.   The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time. The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

Discover a step-by-step guide for basement crack repair with these tips from HGTVRemodels.

Basement Crack Repair

Discover a step-by-step guide for basement crack repair with these tips from HGTVRemodels.

DIY Tutorial: Wet Basement Solutions. Learn how to identify the cause of a wet basement and DIY solutions for a wet basement.

9 Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!

DIY Tutorial: Wet Basement Solutions. Learn how to identify the cause of a wet basement and DIY solutions for a wet basement.

Interior gutter systems catch basement water and channel it to floor drains or a sump pump. Epoxy seals the channel to the floor; the same glue can create curbs to route the flow to a drain.

Drying Out a Wet Basement

Interior gutter systems catch basement water and channel it to floor drains or a sump pump. Epoxy seals the channel to the floor; the same glue can create curbs to route the flow to a drain.

Waterproofing a Basement: Solutions range from a $30 DIY job to a major $30,000 fix. Not the most exciting job, but essential if we ever want to finish the basement.

Waterproofing Basement Walls: Costs and Options

Waterproofing a Basement: Solutions range from a $30 DIY job to a major $30,000 fix. Not the most exciting job, but essential if we ever want to finish the basement.

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