How to Prevent and Keep Your Basement from Flooding
Top Ways to Prevent Basement Floods
Basements typically become the path of least resistance when it comes to home flooding. Any weak points in your wall or floor of the basement can become pray to flowing water. Changes in the locality, such as new buildings, can change the watercourse. Trees that are removed extract water as well. Here is a listing of the top reasons why basements flood and how to prevent it to protect your property.
1. Basement Tanking
Typical problems seen are a rise of hydrostatic pressure that builds up behind the render and eventually breaks through. Cracks can also occur from vibrations of nearby train lines and roads creating entry points for water to travel through.
2. External Waterproofing
Measures for externally waterproofing can help decrease the risk of flooding. A French drain can be installed around your foundation to collect any water coming down from the hill. This method can become costly to install and repair and involves digging down into the foundation.
3. Internal Waterproofing
Methods can be used indoor with specifically designed products to effectively manage any water issues that enter the basement in a safe way. A sump pump can be used to dispose of water safely.
4. How and Why Waterproofing Your Basement Helps
The first step is to identify where the leak is and have the potential issue analyzed. If you need a survey conduct, have an expert inspect it. Waterproof to keep your basement dry in the future by taking measures to prevent future leaks.
Waterproofing your basement also helps to reduce your energy bills, keep your home clean and warm during the window, while providing you with additional living and storage space.
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