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Posted by Gary Eddy on March 10th, 2003 11:33 PM
In reply to water 3" deep along side of house by steven schargel on March 10th, 2003 05:08 AM [Go to top of thread]

When your house was built, the first thing they did was dig a hole. All the water that runs off of your roof in a season(30 inches in MN) tries to get into that hole. You should make sure that your foundation has dirt around it that slopes away at about 2 inches per foot. Then check to see if you have enough downspouts for the length of gutter that is installed. There should be a 2x3 downspout for every 30 feet of gutter. Also any vally should have a backsplash to prevent water from overshooting during heavy rains. These suggestions should solve your problem. If not, go out during a heavy rain and see what is really going on. See if the gutters are over flowing etc.. Good luck!

Gary Eddy

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