Every season brings the threat of basement flooding and being prepared can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. A few ways you can ensure your basement stays dry during wet weather are: Check and maintain your gutters, keeping your gutters clean and working efficiently can decrease the risk of water coming into your house. Check to make sure you have land slopes that direct water away from the foundation of your home. Install a sump pump and be sure it can run with or without power. Also, consider installing a french drain, a drain that will conduct water away from your home and empty it at safe distance. More here