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Flooded Basements Can Mean Major Costs In Just Minutes

Flooded Basements Can Mean Major Costs In Just MinutesHow long does it take a basement to completely flood?

Your basement is the part of your home that’s most at risk for flooding. Thanks to the size and slope of most basements, they flood quickly and can accumulate serious damages in a very short time.

Although ]flooded basements might rack up thousands in repair bills in a very short time, that doesn’t mean all floods take place suddenly. Not all floods are caused by major storms, either!

In fact, the conditions that lead to basement flooding can begin without anyone noticing and may worsen for months before the flood finally happens. Shifting groundwater and bad drainage can contribute to floods even when there has not been much precipitation.

Another thing that anyone in Maryland in March should be aware of is the fact that thawing snow can lead to floods as well. When the ground can no longer hold any more water, it will flow downhill however it can.

That typically puts it in the path of your basement!

No matter what the actual cause of a flood is, however, the end result is the same: Once there is standing water in the basement, you’re typically looking at a repair bill that costs thousands of dollars.

All of that can take place in seconds, and a complete flood might happen in just minutes. In some cases, you may have up to an hour before a basement is completely flooded, but it’s crucial to take action fast.
 

AA Action Waterproofing Helps To Ensure Your Flooded Basements Will Be Taken Care Of

All throughout Maryland, there are areas that are more prone to flooding than others. If you are in a flood zone, then odds are good you have already taken steps to protect your property.

However, it’s also important to be alert to the risks that you face outside of a flood zone. After all, those are the kinds of problems that can creep up on you unawares!

No matter where you are in the state of Maryland, AA Action Waterproofing has your back when it comes to ensuring that your basement will stay dry. And if you’ve already had a flood, we can help you get things back to normal — including mold remediation and more.

To discover your options, simply call or email us for a free, no obligation estimate.

This entry was posted in Water Damage on March, 20, 2015