Maryland Summers And Your Basement
Maryland summers can be pretty wet, and as storms roll through to cut the summer heat and humidity to give you some relief, your basement may be feeling the opposite effect. Summertime in Maryland can mean strong storms rolling through and dropping inches of precipitation on areas in periods of hours, and each inch of water the ground comes into contact with will become more difficult to effectively absorb than the one before it. When the ground becomes oversaturated, this water will seek refuge elsewhere, and the targeted place could very well be your basement if you’re not protected.
In the month of July alone, Maryland can expect to see around 10 days of precipitation, and over the course of these 10 precipitation days, an average of 4 inches of rain is like to fall. Now, if this 4 inches is spread out evenly over the course of the 10 days, and the storms are slow and steady, this may not be a problem for you…but Mother Nature rarely works in ways that are convenient! Just one strong storm spreading a couple of inches on your home could lead those couple of inches finding their way into your basement.
When these strong storms do cause basement leaks, what can you do? You can start the cleanup process that takes a couple of days and plenty of resources, as well as the risk of property damage. After the cleanup is said and done, you could still be at risk for mold growth, which will then start a new cleanup process of a different sort you’ll then have to deal with. However, we feel that protecting yourself from the damage in the first place is a better bet.
With basement waterproofing, you can be protected from the damage Maryland summers have in store for your home, and although it may be snowy outside now, summer will be here before you know it. If you wish to prepare your home before the summer storms roll in, simply check us out at AA Action Waterproofing today to see how you can get started and get protected before the cleanup has to occur!