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Dear PoP – rain/flooding question

Photo from last week’s flood in Bloomingdale

“Dear PoP,

Question for your readers: The deluge of rain lately has caused some minor flooding in our basement for the first time since we moved in a year ago. We don’t know where to start: gutters, the slope of the ground leading up to the house, the structure itself… Any tips? Any contractors or companies to recommend who could take a look?”

I learned the hard way that you always have to check and clean your gutters. Some gutter recommendations were made here.

What else should be done to prevent flooding in your basement?

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