Why You Should Look Into Basement Waterproofing Before Spring
Springtime is a pretty rainy time for the Maryland region, and most areas can expect to see over 4 inches of precipitation throughout the spring months on average. Now, this is an average precipitation amount, meaning this could be less and it could be more for any particular year, but what stays the same is that this is quite a bit of water for the ground to hold. During these rainy spring days, the ground becomes oversaturated quickly, and this water will be looking for places to seek refuge when the ground can hold it no longer.
To put into perspective, let’s take a look at what these inches mean in gallons. Over a 1,000 square foot area, 1 inch of rain will amount to around 600 full gallons of water, and this means the ground around your home will need to support around 2400 gallons of water in each 1,000 square foot space throughout the spring season. Imagine 2400 gallon jugs filled with water, and you’ll begin to see just how this can easily lead to basement leaks and even basement flooding.
When this water makes its way into your basement, you can expect property damage, a messy cleanup process, and the potential for mold growth – all expensive and time consuming processes to deal with. Luckily, you do have another option, and that is with basement waterproofing. If you wish to have your basement protected from the 2400 gallons or more your property will need to deal with this spring, basement waterproofing is the way to go.
While it’s still cold and snowy right now, spring will be here before we know it, and this means you’ll need to be protected. By calling us at AA Action Waterproofing today, you can have your basement waterproofing performed before the spring season begins, and you can enjoy the warm weather, rebirth of nature, and excitement for summer without the worry of a wet basement!