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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.

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9 Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!

Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!: Strategies that will permanently fix your musty, wet basement. http://www.familyhandyman.com/basement/affordable-ways-to-dry-up-your-wet-basement-for-good

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9 Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!

DIY Tutorial: Wet Basement Solutions. Learn how to identify the cause of a wet basement and DIY solutions for a wet basement.

9 Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!

Family Handyman Article on Affordable Ways to Fix Wet Basements Figure A: Basement Leak Problem

Wet Basement Repair: Curing a Wet Basement

Wet Basement Repair: Curing a Wet Basement: The answer may be a dry well! If your basement is wet and your lawn is too flat or has too much clay to drain, you may need to direct your gutters into a dry well. Learn how to install one properly in this article.

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