Prevention is vital when keeping your basement dry and protecting your home from costly water damage. We want to share five crucial steps to avoid a flooded basement.

5 Steps to Avoid a Flooded Basement

  1. Keep Your Gutters and Downspouts in Good Condition. The gutter system on your home is intended to direct rainwater away from the foundation. Maintaining clean and functional gutters and downspouts is critical to preventing basement flooding. If you need to figure out the state of your gutters, our team at Basement Technologies of Western NC can inspect them and recommend improvements.
  2. Set up a Sump Pump. A sump pump is a powerful tool for preventing a flooded basement. It collects and pumps excess water from your basement away from your home. We specialize in sump pump installation and service. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in selecting the best sump pump for your home.
  3. Patch Foundation Cracks. Even small cracks in your foundation can allow water to enter during heavy rain. Inspect your foundation regularly for signs of cracking or damage and address any issues. We can help seal foundation cracks and create an effective barrier against water infiltration.
  4. Enhance Landscape Grading. Proper landscape grading should direct water away from your home’s foundation, and the ground should slope away from your house at a rate of 1 inch per foot for at least 5 feet. If your landscape grading is inadequate, we can assess and recommend solutions to improve drainage and prevent a flooded basement.
  5. Install a Backup Battery System. During heavy storms, power outages can occur, rendering your sump pump inoperable when you need it the most. Installing a battery backup system ensures that your sump pump continues to operate during power outages.

We are dedicated to protecting your home with our comprehensive basement waterproofing solutions. Contact us today.