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Top 3 Ways To Prevent A Flooded Basement

Top 3 waysWith the Polar Vortex having its way with the northeast, it’s hard to think about issues that seem to be summertime problems – things like mold growth or flooded basements, for example. But the fact is that even with the winter cold spreading across the country, from Virginia to New Jersey and beyond, flooded basements can still happen. And while things like burst water pipes may be to blame, basement flooding is often caused by foundation related issues. There are a few tips that can help you prevent flooded basements and avoid the issues that they may bring with them.

At AA Action Waterproofing, we believe in helping you understand everything you should know about keeping your basement dry. Here are the top 3 ways to prevent a flooded basement from occurring at your home:

1. Basement WaterproofingYou need to let a professional with experience take care of your basement waterproofing needs. This is important during the winter as well as during the summer months, and could have a big impact on keeping your basement dry.

2. Proper GradingAvoid letting landscapers or excavators slope your property in a way that funnels water directly towards your basement or home. While waterproofing will keep almost all moisture out, it isn’t a great idea to direct water right to your home, either.

3. Regular InspectionDeep freezes can cause a lot of problems ranging from cracks in foundations to damage to your brick or block work and much more. As such, setting up regular inspections throughout the year is important. Prevention is much cheaper than repair, and inspections help with this.

It’s easy to think that since winter is here that you don’t have to deal with waterproofing. But when the spring thaw comes, you could face more water than you would during a standard rain. As such, it’s important that you consider taking steps to keep your basement dry and prevent flooding during the thaw or any time after it.

We can help, and our experts have years of experience in providing clients with the kind of waterproofing solutions that they need. If you think it may be time to combat water related issues and flooding basements, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’ll be able to perform some simple preventative measures that will ensure a flooded basement isn’t an issue that you have to deal with, and help you keep your home in the best possible shape it can be in.

This entry was posted in Structural Damage on February, 21, 2014