The last thing we want to see when we go down to our basement is water flooded on the floors. This means a lengthy clean up and possible water damage. Water damage can lead to home foundation problems, wall cracks, and mold. Here are five ways to avoid basement flooding.
Gutters & Downspouts
You want to make sure you are cleaning your gutters and downspouts regularly. This keeps leaves, branches, and other debris from accumulating inside and blocking the passage ways. If the gutter or downspouts become clogged, water won’t be able to get through properly, causing a build up,
You want to inspect your home for foundation cracks, especially if your basement has a history of flooding. Repairing these cracks can help to avoid basement flooding. You can use epoxy or masonry sealer to help fill in any minor cracks. If you notice major wall cracks, contact a professional.
Sump pumps are a great way to avoid basement flooding. They are designed to catch excess water in the basement before it can get into the home. You want to make sure you are checking your sump pump for debris to ensure that it doesn’t get clogged. It is a good idea to invest in a back-up generator as well just in case of a power outage because sump pumps only work when the electricity is on.
Window Well Covers
If you have an underground basement, it is a good idea to invest in covers for your basement windows. They should securely attach to the foundation of your home. Clear covers allow light to still shine in the window, while simultaneously keeping the rainwater from seeping into the basement windows.
You may not think to check your sewer or septic tank, but it is good to have them inspected from time to time. Spring is a good season to do this because of all the snow and ice that the winter brings. Clogged sewers can cause basement flooding that you will not be very excited to clean up.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing for Your Basement Waterproofing Needs
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz