Aftermath of 2″ Rain Friday Night
If you didn’t get water in your basement after early Saturday morning’s 2 inch deluge in much of the Twin Cities — you’re probably immune.
Unfortunately, I ‘m getting lots of reports that many homeowners weren’t so lucky.
That includes the home I showed in Edina yesterday, where yours truly discovered the “splish-splosh” of soaked carpet as my clients and I checked out the basement (let’s hear it for bare feet!).
Clogged gutters that were overrun by the downpour, allowing water to cascade over the top and pool next to the house.
Other common reasons for wet basements: missing gutter extensions, and negative grade (towards the house instead of away).
Fortunately, all of the above can be fixed (or prevented) inexpensively.
P.S.: And yes, affected homeowners whose houses are currently on the market should update their disclosures to inform prospective Buyers — who are going to see (and smell) the aftereffects, anyways.