Basement Flooding After Rain: Preventative Measures

Basement flooding example with somone standing in a puddle wearing boots.How to Avoid Damage Caused By Basement Flooding

Basement flooding is a problem many homeowners face. Water in your basement is a serious issue that requires prompt attention. As a result, leaving these foundation issues unfixed can cost you even more money in the future. When it comes to selling your house, an AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists will note the signs of basement water problems. No home buyer is interested in purchasing a home with a wet and musty basement. Additionally, many potential buyers will ask you to fix foundation problems which could significantly lower the asking price. Water intrusion causes massive damage to the basement and decreases a home’s value. With help from our team, your basement can stay dry. 

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Signs of Potential Basement Flooding Problems

One of the most noticeable signs of basement water problems is a wet or damp basement floor. Leaking or damp basement walls indicate serious issues. Additionally, other basement waterproofing problems include pooling or standing water, stains on concrete surfaces, and musty odors. Condensation and leaky basement windows are also common issues. Leaving these issues unresolved could lead to basement flooding after heavy rains.

The following are some precautions and practical tips to help prevent basement flooding.

Hire Foundation Repair & Waterproofing Specialists

Firstly, contact our basement waterproofing experts. Our team can resolve your waterproofing issues. We can help identify cracks and other areas water may enter through like walls and floors. In many cases, wall cracks may be hard to see. Scheduling a free estimate with AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists will help to identify any basement water problems. Our trained experts know the right way to inspect potential basement flooding conditions and offer the best solutions.

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Clean the Gutters Around Your Home

Regular cleaning of gutters is essential. With leaves and sticks clogging your drains, the risk of basement flooding may increase. Cleared rain gutters help divert rain away from your foundation. As a result, during heavy rains, gutters filled with leaves may lead to significant basement water problems. As rain continues, water collects around the base of your home, forming standing water puddles. Letting the water sit for long periods can damage your basement and allow water to seep inside.

Install a Basement Sump Pump

One of the most effective ways to control water in your basement from rainfall is through sump pump and interior drainage installation. Sump pumps are a primary line of defense from basement flooding. Moreover, we install only the best sump pump systems available. Ask an AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist today about installation options.

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Check for Slopes in Your Yard

As rainwater collects around your house, watch for any areas where water collects. If your yard doesn’t slope outwards towards the street or gutters, you may need to do additional work to divert incoming rain. Consequently, to prevent land grading problems, implement some creative ideas. Land grading ideas include installing a green roof, a rain garden, or using a heavier mulch. 

If you are having basement flooding problems, trust AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist. Our basement waterproofing specialists offer in-depth knowledge of preventative basement flooding solutions. Our team brings a level of experience and expertise to fix leaky basements. Call today to schedule a free estimate at a time that best works for you. 

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