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The Basement Guys® Cleveland Case Studies: Clogged Gutters Affecting a Struthers, Ohio Basement

Monday, July 12th, 2021 by Cheyenne Brown

Challenge

A homeowner in Struthers, Ohio had an outdated basement that was finished a long time ago. Recently, there's been a musty smell accruing in the basement and the wall panels have become discolored. The cement floor in this room is cracked and holding water during big rainstorms. The customer was confused as to why this was happening. Waterproofing was previously performed and there didn't seem to be any water coming in from the walls, but the panels were separating from the wall and becoming discolored. 

After some research, this homeowner found that The Basement Guys offer free estimates. He contacted our Basement Professionals to get an assessment and some recommendations to resolve the problem. Our team was able to get out to this Struthers, Ohio home quickly and found the problem immediately. 

 

Solution

Upon arrival at this home, our Basement Professionals were able to assess that the problem was coming from the gutter system. The gutters were extremely clogged, blocking the flow of water. This only left one place for the water to go; in the home. 

Gutters that become overly clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris can be very dangerous to the home. When water gets trapped here and cannot go anywhere but into the home, it leads to the soil around the home becoming filled with water. Once the soil absorbs all of the water, it will expand and push against the outside of the foundation walls. Eventually, this will shift the walls inward. 

Our Basement Professionals were able to recognize the danger of these clogged gutters. They were able to replace them with a Gutter Shutter system. This system comes with a Lifetime No-Clog Guarantee to give this homeowner the peace of mind that the leakage in his basement would subside and not come back. 

To get a free estimate, contact The Basement Guys today.