Basement Flooding and Spring Rains
The Spring rains are coming, but are you ready? April showers bring May flowers, but they can also wreak havoc on your basement. In particular, all of that additional rain can cause basement flooding if you’re not prepared.
A flooded basement is a pain to clean up, destroys your belongings, creates the perfect environment for mold and can cause structural damage.
Why take the risk? No matter what, make sure you’re ready.
Basement Flooding and Spring Rains – How to Protect Your Home:
Before the spring rains arrive, have your basement inspected by a waterproofing and foundation expert. In fact, many homeowners don’t realize they have a waterproofing problem until they are dealing with basement flooding. If you’re not ready to have an expert take a look, you can search for the following problem signs.
However, if these signs are apparent, call in a professional before you end up with a flooded basement.
Basement Wall Cracks
Cracks in your basement walls are a sign that you could have a problem with hydrostatic pressure. To clarify, this is the pressure of the water in soil pushing against your basement foundation. Over time, hydrostatic pressure will create wall cracks, and water will then find its way into your basement.
Cracked Basement Floor
In general, a crack in your basement floor can let water in. If the crack is new or has widened over the course of time, it’s also a sign that you could have a structural problem.
From condensation on the windows to exposed pipes or appliances. If there’s condensation in your basement, then you have a humidity problem which is caused by excess moisture. The moisture could be coming in through cracks, leaky windows or the area where your floor and walls meet. Any of those sources could contribute to a flooded basement.
Moisture on the Walls or Floor
If your walls or floors are damp, then you have a waterproofing problem. Furthermore, it’s important to have an inspection before the issue gets worse.
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