Basement Seepage in Evergreen Home?
SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen’s technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification to restore water damage. Evergreen residents can take steps to prevent basement seepage by resealing it, making sure that water drains away from the building, and installing a backwater valve. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing basement water seepage:
- Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you’ve never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
- Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall, potentially through any cracks.
- Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.
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