Down spout drainage
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.
Protect your homes foundation from erosion and moisture problems with these stylish decorative splash blocks. Available in 5 fun shapes: Leaves, Banana Leaf, Shells, Zen Frog, and Rocky Stream. Simply position one of our exclusive splash blocks under your downspout and water will be safely directed away from your house. These downspout splash blocks are lightweight and cast in resin.