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3 Tips to Avoid Water in the Basement

Water in the basement means you’re going to have to hire a basement water removal company, and then probably will face some repairs when the water is cleaned up. There are things that you can do to be proactive and hopefully avoid water in the basement as well.

Check out these 3 tips to avoid water in the basement.

Install or Maintain Drainage

If you have drainage systems in place, you need to maintain them occasionally and make sure they are working properly. Just because you have a sump pump or a French drain doesn’t mean they really have you covered. These drainage systems are designed to pump water out and away from the basement.

However, they also require maintenance and there are times a sump pump simply might not be able to keep up. This could be because you need a new pump or maybe even just a better pump. Always be sure to properly maintain your drainage systems and replace them if you start noticing a problem with their functionality.

Gutters and Downspouts

If you’re experiencing water in the basement, it might actually just be that your gutters and downspouts aren’t doing their job. Check out the gutters to see if they have debris or any blockages. Clean out clogs and debris so that they can work effectively.

Check your downspouts and make sure they are positioned to really move water away from the house like they are supposed to. Pipe them farther away if necessary.

Make sure everything is free of holes and that they are connected properly without gaps or anything that will let water through where it shouldn’t be.

Repair Cracks and Waterproof

If your basement has cracks in the wall or maybe gaps around any windows or window wells, this could lead to water in the basement. Take a look around and assess anywhere that you see the potential for moisture to come through. You can look for moisture actually coming through as well.

It’s a good idea to repair any cracks in the walls and maybe even do some waterproofing in the basement. You can use a basement waterproofing company for this process. There are also some things you can do on your own to help for short periods of time.

Find some good waterproof caulking. You can use this to fill in holes, cracks, gaps, or any place moisture can sneak through. Use these to create a seal and fill in the areas. You can follow up with waterproofing sealant to help really seal up the spaces.

Basement Water Removal Services

If you find yourself with water in the basement, bring in Redeeming Restoration to help with the extraction and restoration process. We can help get rid of the water, clean up the mess, and then restore the area after the fact. From start to finish, we’ve got you covered.

Your home will back to its best shape in no time. We offer 24/7 services and will be there any time that you need us.

 

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