What causes basement flooding and how to prevent it
If your basement flooded once, it can happen again. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to prevent a flooded basement. That’s where we come in. As a basement waterproofing company, Basements Plus offers basement flood prevention and waterproofing solutions that will ensure that your basement stays dry.
There are few things that can cause more damage to a home than a full-scale basement flood, especially if you have a finished basement. Plumbing failures and severe weather are the most common causes of flooding, which is why it’s essential to be prepared.
Call us today at (248)926-6630 or click below to learn more about how we can help you solve your basement flooding problems. We offer free estimates on all our services in Auburn Hills, Brighton, Farmington Hills, Flint, Novi, Wixom, and the nearby areas.
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Common basement flooding problems
Basements can flood from a number of areas, including wall cracks, floor cracks, leaking or burst pipes, leaking windows, hatchway doors, sump pump failure, and water heater failure.
Prevent flooding through basement stairways and hatchway doors
Hatchway entrances leak from three critical points: underneath metal hatchway doors, where the hatchway and foundation meet, and through cracks in the concrete.
No matter how water is flooding into your home from the hatchway doors, our TrenchDrain™ Hatchway Door System is a great way to keep it out of your basement space. The TrenchDrain™ is designed with a half-round pipe section, with a grated top fitting. When installed, it’s flush with the rest of your concrete floor for a clean, professional job.
The TrenchDrain™ is meant to be used as part of an existing perimeter drain system. It spans the staircase, collecting water that spills down and directs it to your drain and sump pump system. This system can span the entrance of the hatchway, or can be extended inside the hatchway itself.
Preventing flooding from plumbing failures
When your home experiences a plumbing failure, it can damage carpet, drywall, appliances, and stored personal possessions. The mold that follows a flood can create allergens that can lead to serious long-term health effects.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to prevent all pipes, toilets, sinks, tubs, faucets, and other pieces of home plumbing from ever experiencing a leak. That’s why we install sump pumps that are equipped with an airtight floor drain that lets water from a plumbing leak down the drain but keeps moisture from coming up into your basement.
Protect your home from basement water damage
A proper basement waterproofing system plays a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage. Basements Plus offers products and solutions proven to keep the basement dry.
- Basement drainage systems
- Sump pumps and battery backup systems
- Wall and floor crack repairs
- Basement windows
- Downspout extensions
Our installations include a written, transferable warranty that will provide you with long-lasting peace of mind.
If you have ever had a flood in your basement or are concerned about one, the local experts at Basements Plus are here to help with the basement flood prevention solutions you need! We provide complete basement waterproofing services, and our experts will help you identify the best solutions for your home.
Call us today at (248)926-6630 or contact us online to learn more and get started with a free estimate! We proudly serve in Auburn Hills, Brighton, Fenton, Novi, Wixom, and throughout the surrounding areas.
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