Taking care of your basement, especially during the summer months in Maryland,
can be quite the ordeal. Basement flooding is a huge problem, especially after
summer downpours, and a flooded basement can ruin an entire weekend trip or
weeks of your time. How can you take care of your basement with preventative care
to prevent basement flooding from wreaking havoc on your summer?
Basement Flooding 101
A basement is flooded whenever there is standing water pooled in it, and it often
happens when there is also flooding or a big rainstorm outside. If you live in an area
that has flooding issues, there will never be a surefire cure for the problem. Most
basement flooding isn’t large pools of water, but is small pools or seepage. This is
very common in homes that haven’t had grading done in long periods of time.
Preventing Basement Flooding 101
Now that you understand what basement flooding is, it’s time to take care of the
problem before it ever occurs.
Install a valve between the drainage system in your home and the sewer
system. This flood control system is the best way to prevent water from
flowing back into your home once it leaves, which is one of the primary
issues with basement flooding.
Make sure that your sump pump is in good working order. Many people think
that sump pumps prevent water from flowing back into the home, but that
isn’t the actual case. Sump pumps can only do so much, and once the water
table rises a certain amount, they will not be able to keep water outside of
Check the gutters and downspouts around your home to make sure that
everything is in great condition, not clogged, and effectively pointed away
from your home
Use a de-humidifier in your basement to lower the amount of moisture in the
Check your basement frequently after rainstorms to ensure that no flooding
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