Here at ULB-Dry Waterproofing, we can prepare your home for just about anything. Winter is finally over, but the spring is here and that can pose its own unique problems for your home. The spring and summer may bring some nice weather, but they can also bring torrential downpours and floods. That’s why it’s so important to take a close look at your basement and access any potential vulnerabilities. Here’s how you can prepare your basement for the spring and summer.
Check for Cracks and Leaks
If there are cracks in your foundation, you could end up letting in some rainwater this spring. You’ll want to take a close look at the inside and outside of your home to check for any vulnerabilities. If you do spot a problem, our basement waterproofing experts are ready to help you. They can help you ensure that no water seeps in during a storm, causing damage and the need for a big cleanup. One bonus of filling in these cracks is that it can also help keep pests out all season long.
Make Sure Windows are Properly Sealed
Unfortunately, that’s not the only place where water can get in. Improperly sealed basement windows could also let in water and cause flooding. If you spot any leaks, remember that we can repair cracks without a problem. We can also see if your window wells are the issue, since that’s another one of our areas of expertise.
Check the Gutters
You’ll also want to make sure that your gutters are functioning properly this spring. If you notice that water from your roof is not draining as it should, that could cause problems later on. Water pooling on the ground near your home could very easily be the cause of a basement flood. We can help you avoid that irritating (and potentially expensive) fate.
Maintain Nearby Foliage
It’s also a good idea to trim any nearby foliage. Let’s say your windows are sealed properly, your gutters are working just fine, and any cracks in your foundation are all sealed up. Then a storm comes and its harsh winds cause a nearby tree or branch to break your basement window. You did all that work to prepare, and now you’re dealing with a flood anyway. Make sure that there’s nothing that could damage your basement windows is too close to your home and you’ll have one less thing to worry about.
Install a Sump Pump
Even with the best preparation in the world, sometimes a storm can just take you by surprise. A particularly heavy rainfall might be able to bypass your defenses, so you’ll want to make sure that you have a backup plan. We think that a sump pump works perfectly here.
A sump pump takes water that floods into your basement and pumps it out into the sewer system or into your yard. That means that water won’t linger in your basement, causing mold growth, bad smells, and potential foundation damage. Spring and summer storms are no match for our sump pumps. If you already have one, we can inspect it to make sure it is in proper working order. No one can beat our selection of basement waterproofing services. Call us today with any questions or concerns.