Thanks to their position in the home, basements are very prone to flooding. The good news is that in general, making a few simple changes can help you waterproof your basement and protect your property. Start with your lot. If it slopes downward so that rainwater runs towards your home, build it out so water starts to run away from the house. Keeping your eaves and downspouts clean will also help. This infographic from The Real Seal highlights the common causes of basement flooding and what you can do to correct them. You’ll learn about the importance of sump pump maintenance, waterproofing services, and more. Help your family and friends prevent flooding disasters in their homes by sharing this information with them.