Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Inexpensive Wet Basement Solution. Sloping the soil away from the house will take care of the problem most of the time. Firmly pack clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.
Reading corner in little girls room! We used plastic rain gutters from Lowes. Totally cheap and the the books are easy to reach and choose this way. You need to buy the long gutters and cut them to size. You'll also need end caps, and corner pieces.