No matter where your home or building is situated, no one is completely safe from the dangers of torrential rain and flooding. Heavy rains often catch homeowners off guard as it saturates the soil and ground around your building. Even if you are not in a low-lying area, this excessive rainwater can accumulate, spill, leak, and even flow into basements of main levels of buildings.
There are many ways this could be happening your home this year, and it is important to be prepared before the rainy season starts.
The lack of gutters can cause rainwater to pool at the base of your house rather than being directed away with a gutter system. Pulling this water away from your home to a more slopped section can decrease the chances of that water getting into your home. It is important to also make sure your gutters aren’t clogged by leaves or other debris that may come from trees in the direct area.
Another crucial system to have in your home is a drain tile system or even a sump pump to move that rainwater away from your home. These systems will make sure if water enters an area around your home that it is directed way from your basement to avoid any water buildup or flooding. These are crucial during times of torrential or heavy rains.
The slope of your yard can also impact your chances of having water flood your basement. It’s important to make sure water is being swept away from your home instead of towards it. If it is slopping towards your home it could eventually cause water to pool around the base of your home and leak into your basement. Consider adding soil to increase the slope away from your home.
These steps could prevent a costly and life-halting disaster in your home from water damage. These steps can help you prepare for spring when the rainy season comes and give you peace of mind knowing your home is protected.
Is your home continually plagued by wet and flooded basements each spring? Contact our team of trusted professionals to help you alleviate your problem and find solutions to make your home dry and safe. Don’t suffer through another spring when you should be enjoying the warmer weather with loved ones. Call us today to schedule a home tour or consultation to see how we can help!