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Option 10: Maintain eavestroughs and downspouts

Regularly clean and maintain your eavestroughs and downspouts to make sure they are not clogged with debris. When eavestroughs and downspouts are clogged, water can pour over the side of eavestroughs, fall close to your home, and then run down the side of your foundation. Water can also pour into window wells, which may be connected to weeping tiles through a drainage pipe. If this water enters your weeping tile, or your basement through cracks in the foundation, this will increase the chances that you and your neighbours will have basement flooding.