How To Prevent Basement Flooding

 

Winter snowstorms mixed with a week of rain can bring out the worst, often leaving homeowners with a mess. We found these tips from wikihow on to keep your basement dry incredibly helpful. 

Protect Your Basement From Flooding

A few other tips and links:

1. Gutters & Downspouts

Clean your gutters and downspouts. If they are clogged, the water will just run down the walls and stay next to the house. Remove debris from gutters and position downspout at least 3 feet away (more if possible) from the foundation of your home. 

2. Foundation Cracks

Check for cracks in the foundation. Anywhere where water can seep in.

3. Drains

Make sure all drains in basement floors or outside steps leading down to a basement are clear of debris and not getting clogged. 

 

4. Landscaping

Frequent flooding could be the result of landscaping. Here are 5 tips from Angie's list worth reading.

Landscaping Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

 

 

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