On my last inspection in Elizabethtown Ky, the client and I noticed an all to familiar site- downspouts missing the splash blocks allowing water to pond by the foundation. What made this more interesting is that this one missing splash block was causing water to enter the garage. When you lack splash blocks or the flexible downspout extenders, water can and will pool around your foundation and leak into your home.
Fortunately this was easy to spot since the garage leak was obvious, but if this had been a finished basement, this leak could go undetected for some time and cause damage. This summer while you are outside watering your grass, look at the downspouts and make sure either a splash block or extender is in place. Could save you big in the long run.