As storms hit, many people in Pittsburgh begin asking, "Why is my basement wet!?" Many people don't know who to turn to for help: plumbers, contractors, handymen? Often, however, people should be calling their landscaper because the answer may lie in the grading of your land. Slopes, large and small, ideally allow for water to flow away from your home, but erotion or poor land planning by home builders sometimes allows for the grade to slope towards your home. In effect, as storms hit and snow and ice melts, water starts seeping (or worse, flowing) into your home. Luckily, educated landscapers, like those at Hecht's Landscaping and Design, understand waterflow patterns have a number of ways to prevent this from happening, including regrading the land, intalling french drains and/or drainage boxes, or making natural barriers. Contact Hecht's Landscaping and Design for a consultation.