We always say this: basements are prone to moisture and it is not a matter of if, but when your basement will have a water problem. In normal circumstances, every basement that is not protected by good drainage and a reliable sump pump system will eventually leak.
In the event of a heavy rain, some of them might be flooded, even if the home is not located in a high water table area. In fact, according to FEMA 25% of flood claims filed each year are for homes in low to moderated flood risk. That is a quarter of all the insurance claims. A pretty high number if you ask me, under normal circumstances.
The first quarter of 2010 was anything but normal in terms of weather conditions. Previously dry areas in the U.S. were suddenly turned into flood plains by record rainfalls.Water tables were as high as they’ve ever been in recorded history.
While trying to help poor homeowners with their flooded basements this year, the most common comment we’d hear from them: “I’ve been living here for so many years! We never had water in the basement!”
A basement flood is no laughing matter. There is the messy and expensive cleanup, the losses, the damaged property, and the aftermath problems, such as mold concerns. When a homeowner finds the basement under water they are often overwhelmed, not knowing what to do.
This article gives you a Step-by-step guide on what to do in the event of a basement flood.Where to start , who to call for help, cleanup procedures, mold prevention, as well as steps to prevent future basement floods.
Because the truth is, most basement floods are fully preventable. And it costs much less to have the basement flood prevention system installed than to clean up a basement after flood.
Lets face it: the weather is getting crazier and more unpredictable each year.
A basement flood prevention system will not only give you peace of mind, but it will protect your property and investment now and in the future, even if you plan to sell your home some day. Modern basement waterproofing systems are backed by Transferable Lifetime Warranties, which will cover the future buyer as well. And what a good selling point that is for your home!