Basement flooding can seem like an overwhelming issue for homeowners. There are certain things that homeowners can look out for to try and stop their basement from flooding. If caught early enough, this could save you a lot of time, money, and headaches in the long run.
The most common claim that homeowners make to their insurance companies is water damage. Not only is your basement flooded, but this flooding can lead to other extensive damage to the walls, floors, and your personal belongings in that area.
Our expert team at Bay Crawl Space and Foundation Repair can provide a free inspection to either fix water damage you’ve already experienced, or assess your basement’s current state and provide tips on how to prevent water damage in the future. We offer several different waterproofing solutions to keep your basement dry and prevent further damage to your home.
1. Leaky Basement Windows
If your basement windows aren’t sealed properly, they could allow water to seep through and flood your basement during heavy rains. Aside from the flooding, water coming through your basement windows could also lead to other issues like water stains on the walls, damaged drywall, or soaked insulation.
2. Plumbing Failures
A plumbing failure in your home could cause your basement to fill with water. Depending on the location of the leak, your basement could be flooded very quickly! Common plumbing failures typically include bursting washer hoses or leaking water heaters, so it’s important to check the durability of these in your home and get them replaced if needed.
3. Foundation Wall Cracks and Floor Cracks
If there are cracks in the floor or the walls of your foundation, this makes your basement very susceptible to flooding during heavy rains. As the outside ground saturates with rainwater, it has no other place to go and builds up around your foundation. Even the smallest foundation cracks can let water pass through, so it’s important to get those repaired before your basement floods.