Water from outside your home can find its way inside if your gutters are not cleaned.
What clogs gutters?
Last year's fall leaves, springtime pollen, seed pods, tree debris are among a few.
How water find its way inside my home?
When clogged gutters overflow water can run down along your home's exterior walls and pool up at your foundation. If your foundation has defect such as a crack, no matter how small, water can potentially find its way in.
How can I help prevent this?
Routinely clean have your gutters cleaned. This includes the gutters secured to your roofline and all downspouts. If you have a French drain system, the underground drain should be flushed as well. This can be done with a water pressure or air pressure, whichever is recommended for your type of drainage system.