What To Do When A Basement Wall Is Leaking From The Rain
There is something just so relaxing about a rainy day. The calming pitter patter of the rain on the window while you cozy up to a good book in a warm sweater. However, when you find out that the rain is causing your basement to leak, it can immediately turn the tables on your relaxation.
Handling The Situation In Your Basement
Depending on the seriousness of the situation, you may have a lot of work on your hands that won’t wait for the rain to stop. For example, if your basement happens to be fully carpeted with expensive furnishings, boxes, or personal belongings, the consequences are bound to be far greater than for an unfinished basement with nothing in it.
Additionally, it will also depend on just how much of a leakage you have in your basement. A tiny trickle of water coming from a foundation crack is a minor issue, but a wide scale flood is bound to heavily damage everything in your basement.
The Consequences Of Having A Leaky Basement
When you discover a minor basement leak for the first time, all you will need to do is a little mopping up or towel drying around the area. When dealt with quickly, a minor basement leak can be easily controlled and managed. However, a major leakage or a significant amount of ongoing basement leakage, will not only need a fast response, but also a much more systematic approach.
Firstly, you must save whatever can be saved. While furniture and heavy items will be too large to move, you may still be able to save a few family photos or beloved jewelry depending on their location and your ability to act quickly. Whether any other items will be savable, you will not know until you are able to remove the water. Most likely, you will have a few things that will be too damaged to keep.
No matter how small or big the leak is, the most important step you can take is to fix the leak or to prevent one from happening during your next rain shower.
Preventing Or Fixing The Problem
Even if you have never had a leaky basement, it is best to be safe rather than sorry. That is why you should not hesitate to get your basement waterproofed by the experts at AAAction Waterproofing!
Here at AAAction Waterproofing, we have been keeping Maryland basements moisture free since 1987. So whether you need some waterproofing to prevent the flood or require mold remediation after the water has done its damage, we are dedicated to solving your moisture problem.