Common Basement Stories And How To Avoid Being Another Horror Story
At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we have seen the worst basement waterproofing problems all over Metro Detroit. Each basement problem comes with its own set of waterproofing resolutions, and we want to share a few of the most common issues we encounter on a daily basis. Read below to see if you fit into any of these horror stories, and know what steps you need to take in case you find yourself in these same dilemmas!
“We experienced really heavy rain last night, and our sump pump just quit working. We didn’t have a back up pump, and water became a huge problem.”
When they work, a sump pump is your basement’s best friend. They’re designed to collect any excess water that is coming into your basement or home, and remove it out and away from your foundation. However, a sump pump is only reliable as long as electricity is present. When your power is out due to a bad storm, it is important to make sure you have a back up plan in place. Installing a back up pump connected to a generator is important to make sure water won’t be making a permanent residence in your basement. Additionally, we recommend periodically checking your sump pump to ensure that it is always working at top capacity.
“We do our best to keep our gutters cleaned, but it’s not always at the top of our list of things to do. Eventually, the leaves and debris become too heavy and our gutters don’t work like they’re supposed to. Water starts to overflow and dump against our home and windows, causing our basement to leak.”
We know that home repairs are not everyone’s favorite activity. However, it is incredibly important to make sure your gutters are cleaned as often as possible. When too much debris is collected in your gutters, the rainfall will damage your home, and can even cause problems to the structures of your gutters. Keep your gutters clean to ensure your foundation is strong and that your home can handle the next heavy rain or snow.
While every home has its own set of basement waterproofing problems, Tom’s Basement Waterproofing is here to help you stay prepared and on top of your foundation. We encourage our customers to be proactive with these basement waterproofing steps now, to avoid costly repairs and services down the line.
For more tips on how to keep your home safe from water damage, call Tom’s Basement Waterproofing today! (586) 776-7270