– Test your sump pump by pouring water into it to see if the pump works and pumps the water out.
– Look for cracks in the walls and floors
– Clean out the window wells and put plastic covers on the window wells
-Make sure that the soil is pitched away from your home to diver the water away
-If your landscaping is made from timbers or railroad ties, make sure the water can drain out of them.
-Put down spout extenders on your down spouts to divert the water away from the house.
-Look for damaged or missing shingles that would allow water to come in.
-Clean out the gutters so the water can flow to the down spouts, instead of overflowing next to the
-Look for signs of ice damming