Common Causes of Basement Flooding
Basement flooding is a common problem that can occur in every season of the year. Whether you use your basement for storage, a home theater or a game room you don’t want to see it tarnished by flooding. To be able to prevent basement flooding from happening it is wise to know how it can happen. Here are common causes of basement flooding.
Faulty Window Wells
Window wells are important in protecting your basement from water damage. Below-ground basement windows usually need window wells to stop any potential water damage into your home. If they are installed improperly or damaged, then they can drain water into your basement.
The type of climate in your basement is important to prevent water damage. Improper humidity control can cause warping and crack in timber features. Poor indoor air quality also leads to an unhealthy living style.
Rainstorms, hurricanes, or snowstorms can cause flooding in your home when you least expect it. Excessive amounts of rain or natural disasters can overwhelm gutters and drains. Take the necessary steps to have your basement prepared for any type of storm. Use drains and downspouts to direct water away from your home.
Drainage systems are used to guide any water into places that will not affect your home. If they are not installed correctly or are damaged they can lead water into your basement. Clogged gutters are a culprit of poor drainage. Make sure you check your gutters and drains or contact us for help.
Placement of your Home
Homes are sometimes built on inconvenient land spaces such as hills, slopes, or terrains. If your home is built on a hill it has a higher possibility of flooding because terrains accumulate much water that may drain.
Don’t hesitate to contact All Aspects Waterproofing if you have any questions on preventing basement flooding.
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