Even though it may not feel like it, spring is here. With all the snow and rain we're seeing, that means one thing, lots of flooding. That’s no different for many people's basements.
The rain can cause thousands of dollars of damage and destroy anything in its way. On days like today- the rain doesn't seem to want to give. For people who have leaking basements, that’s not the news they want to hear.
This year, things are even worse. With more snow than usual- the water saturated ground is beginning to let loose as temperatures climb into the 40's.
If your home is not properly sealed up and maintained, that means things could get extra messy for you. That’s why it's always great to be prepared, says Andy Radies, Owner of RestorU.
"Regularly maintaining your house can be a huge help. Sometimes it might be as drastic as doing landscaping to disperse water away from the house, making sure water doesn’t have an opportunity to enter in through your foundation," says Radies.
He says that every spring he sees the exact same thing, leaking water damaged basements that are in need of some serious attention. He says all of which could be avoided.
The best way to prevent such disasters is to make sure your home is sealed, and the foundation of your home has no cracks or bulging concrete.
Another big help can be having a sump pump installed into your basement floor. That helps give you extra time to make sure your home is not damaged by water if it does get inside.
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