AFTER: The Homeowners decided to take advantage of the south-facing exposure by changing their bedroom window into a Pella patio door. We build a 6' x 8' cedar deck accessed from the installed Patio door. New gutters and downspouts complete this package. The Owners report - "Basement is dry, we love the deck and use it all the time. We also like the increased ventilation that the patio door provides."
AFTER: We replaced the lowest six courses of Masonite siding with fiber-cement panel and batten siding. We dug out around the foundation, waterproofed and installed 2" of XPS insulation, will grade the soil around the problem area, and built a shed roof over the basement entry door to direct the water away from the basement walls.