For about one-half of basement water issues, excessive spouting and discharge lines are responsible. Having appropriate and properly positioned and working gutters and downspout lines at your home is very necessary. If you are looking for more tips, check out full post

Look for the following most common downspout situations: downspouts too close to the roof, downspouts that are blocked, downspouts that are missing. If you see water from your gutters or downspouts overflowing and have already tested to make sure that they are not clogged, then either you have a discharge drain line issue or an insufficient downspout that is too small to hold the water in a heavy rain. You’ll want to mount a larger diameter downspout in this situation.

If the downspout is not clogged, the issue is that the drain line is possibly blocked. For a down slope falling away from the structure, downspout discharge lines should be at least 10 feet from the nearest wall. To see if the water comes out somewhere far from the building, stick a garden hose into the drain line. The lines of buried drains are usually just 10′ to 12′ below level. At the point where the downspouts reach the soil, you can insert a hose and turn it on.

You know that is the issue if the water backs up and overflows. Look for a wet area near the curb or down the hill from the house on your farm. At a lower elevation curb from your home where the discharge line comes out, you might be able to go to the discharge point and clear the opening of any derbies. If this is not possible, the services of Roto-Rooter or another drain clearing service either need to use a long snake or if that doesn’t work.