Gutter Overflow: 2 Quick things you can do immediately to prevent it
1. Your plants and landscaping can serve dual purposes! Having some low ground cover that has some solid soil grip is a great way to go. Grass and other low ground cover varieties will often absorb some of the moisture and they wont move down grade as a result. Some different types of bark or really loose sitting material might slide on down and they aren't the most absorbent material in the world. Concrete, rock, liners, and pavers can also help with this.
2. Install a French Drain! Sounds fancy doesn't it? Good thing is you don't even need to be French to make one of these happen. The man who perfected the technology was from Massachusetts and his last name just so happened to be French. The entire purpose is to take standing water and bring it away from the foundation using a gradual decline in slope via a perforated tube surrounded by rock or gravel. There are varieties to this (Finished house vs. one under construction... water already in the basement.... no slope at all to work with).
Regardless of where you're at currently, if you have constant soggy material around the exterior of the house it might be a god time to take a look and see what's going on with the foundation. Are the gutters clean and clear? Are the downspouts able to remove rain water from the foundation without impediment?
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