This is a one-of-a-kind book on how to manage surface water outside your home and keep it out of your basement or crawl space. The author is a practicing consultant with over twenty-five years experience on this subject. There are over ninety images and several appendixes. Gay has gotten to the details explaining why he believes there is no scenario that necessitates the installation of an "aftermarket" waterproofing system. A special section on gutters helps homeowners manage surface water that impacts other areas of the home.