What You Need to Do to Fix a Wet Basement Before it Becomes a Major Expense
For the homeowners in the New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania areas, having a little water in the basement is nothing new. Many have suffered with this problem for years, never really doing much about it…
Until it gets to be a super-big headache!
That little bit of water lead to mold…and cracks in the walls…and eventually a repair bill that was over $10,000.
And, it lowered the resale value of your home dramatically.
1. Install Better Drainage
If you improve the drainage systems around your home, much of that water will be diverted and dealt with before it ever reaches your foundation, basement or crawlspace walls.
This can be the most expensive option…up front, anyway. In the long run, it’s actually quite economical because it protects your basement walls, keeps water out and can be a huge plus when selling your home.
Waterproofing your basement is the next step.
Waterproofing provides a seal to keep cracks closed up and water away from your foundation walls. It also prevents and kills mold growth. If you have good drainage and your basement is waterproofed, you are way ahead of the enemy.
3. Stop basement flooding with a Base Pump
Most homeowners in the NJ, DE and PA areas already have Sump Pumps. But, as they well know, they are only good for so much water.
When your basement truly floods, they can be rather ineffective. Adding a base pump, which activates after the sump pump is overwhelmed and is powered by water, can be a life saver when rains or snows push water into your home.
Add all three and your home will be a nice, dry fortress even in the heaviest of rain and snow!