Many times we see splash blocks installed backwards, with the opening facing towards the house. The picture above shows the proper way to install them, so that water flows AWAY from your foundation. People often have them backwards when grass seed is applied so that it doesn’t wash away, then don’t ever turn them back around. This causes water to back up near your foundation instead of flow away. Keep your foundation dry and prevent erosion by checking your splash blocks, making sure they are centered under your gutter, and pointing away from your home.