Downspout runoff can cause flooding around the foundation of your house and lead to foundation damage and wood rot. These common problems can be prevented and fixed with a NDS catch basin set under the downspout to catch the water and divert it away from
Collect or drain? Ways to handle water on your property
Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Inexpensive Wet Basement Solution. Sloping the soil away from the house will take care of the problem most of the time. Firmly pack clay soil around the foundation, with at least a slope over the first 4 ft.