By Keith Berne, Real Estate Broker, Realtor, GRI
(RE/MAX Equity Group, Inc.)
Late Saturday we had a typical fall drenching here in Portland and I got the nightmare call from a wonderful client who I helped buy a little cutie in the halcion days of last summer... "Keith, my basement's leaking what do we do?!" Ugh, I hate those calls, but here in Oregon they happen. I suggested she disconnect the offending downspout, which was gushing water next to the foundation and attach a gutter extension that can be purchased at any big-box hardware store, and route the river into the yard. That did the trick and the water stopped intruding. Next we called my "water remediation specialist" who is on his way to figure the best way to keep the water away from the house. Keep those gutters functioning!