How you can prevent water problems in your basement
Water problems are a regular occurrence in some basements when summer's storms set in. Moisture, water leaks and floods can lead to a variety of problems, from foundation issues to mold. Protecting your basement from water can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.
These methods are some of the many ways that you can improve your basement's water resistance and drainage, making your home better able to withstand water from summer storms.
Maintain, Repair or Replace Your Gutters
Protect your basement by maintaining your gutters. Remove clogs, keep your downspouts clear, and check to be sure your home's downspouts point water away from the structure. If your home's gutters are bent, cracked or pulling away from the house, look into having them repairs or replaced.
French Drain Installation
Pitch the Soil Away From Your House
Sump Pump Installation
Sometimes in older homes the drains along the foundation's footing can lead into a sewer system that is now too small for the housing development where the house is located. When the sewers back up during a storm, water is forced into the soil around the home's foundation, causing a leak. Many times, sump pump installation and an interior drain will fix this problem.