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Gutters and downspouts play an important role in keeping your basement dry. Properly functioning gutters and downspouts direct large amounts of rainfall from your roof away from your home’s foundation and your basement.
Common problems of gutters and downspouts that can contribute to water in your basement are:
Broken, separated, or missing gutters
For more information on the Milwaukee downspout disconnection program.
Little or no downspout extension can cause pooling.
Downspout extension at an appropriate distance.
Help protect Lake Michigan and keep water out of your basement during rain events.