7 Ways to Stop Basement Flooding

For anyone who has dealt with a flooded basement, you know that it can cause serious damage to your home. In addition, water in your basement can be a health hazard to you and to your family. Mold and mildew caused by wet basements pose potential health risks for everyone inside your home. There are steps that you can take now to prevent basement flooding in the future. For example:

  • Install a sump pump – A sump pump is an excellent way to keep water from flowing into your basement. Just make sure that you have a sump pump that is properly sized for your home. You should also have your sump pump regularly checked and maintained to make sure that it performs in top condition to keep your basement dry.

  • Install a battery backup system – Because storms can often cause electricity failures, you want to install a battery backup system for your sump pump to make sure that it continues to operate even if your home looses power during a storm or for any other reason.

  • Have your foundation inspected – Water can enter your home through cracks in your foundation walls and floors. Over time, foundations settle causing cracks or water pushes up through the porous concrete in the floor. Have a qualified basement waterproofing technician check your foundation and crawlspaces for problems.

  • Have your drain tile inspected – This is often the source of water when you are experiencing basement flooding. Having someone check the drain tile and clear any clogs will probably solve the problem.

  • Install a professional flood control system – Installing a system to prevent basement flooding is one of the best ways that you can solve and prevent water from entering your basement. There are several systems available (contact our office for a consultation so that we can show you an affordable system that will meet your needs.)

  • Have your sewer line inspected – Tree roots can crack into sewer lines causing backups in your sewer system. Have a professional run a camera down the sewer line to check for cracks or other problems that could be causing your basement to flood.

  • Clean your gutters – If you do not have gutters, you should install them immediately. Having downspouts that direct water away from your home will help prevent your basement from flooding during storms. You should also clean your gutters on a routine basis to keep them from backing up and causing water to spill over and accumulate around the foundation of your home.

Call our office today to see how we can help you solve your basement flooding problems!