Well, it’s better than raising the roof.
We had quite a bit of rain recently, and I noticed a small leak in the basement wall. Upon further inspection, I found that there are some low spots along one side of the house. It’s the only side that has never really gotten a lot of attention, so my guess is that a lot of the rainwater that falls and comes out of the downspout is coming back towards the house. The leak is tiny with only a few drops appearing on the floor and a small wet spot on the wall, but I know that without attention, the problem will get worse and not better.
It’s been on my list to give this side of the house a little work, but it looks like it will be time this season.
Whatever I do won’t be anything elaborate. It’s the side of the house that we never go to and that isn’t visible anywhere, so I’m not going to get too fancy. I also want to keep the effort to a minimum, because it’s also the area where all the entry points for the utilities (electrical, gas, sprinkler system, and cable) are congregated, so it’s best to go simple.
Sounds like I have a project for sometime over the summer. Fun times!