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Protecting Your Basement After Heavy Rain


Protecting Your Basement After Heavy Rain

So let's say it rains, and your basement takes on significant amounts of water? Nobody wants to deal with damaged valuables or large amounts of water in their basement. There are two ways that this happens. One, is that one of the components in your basement waterproofing system has gone kaput. Or two, you don't have a waterproofing system in your basement at all.

Regardless of what the issue is, you should look into having a basement waterproofing system installed in order to better protect your home from water intrusion.

Our team at Midstate Basement Authorities offers to sever solutions for any basement waterproofing issue you may be experiencing. From sump pump installations to carbon fiber wall crack repair, we can install any of them quickly with minimal intrusion in your home.

If your sump pump fails then water can be introduced to your basement, this is especially bad if it happens during a large storm. A sump pump is quite possibly the most important piece for any homeowners basement waterproofing system. Sump Pumps typically attach to the power of your home. But, in the case where you lose power to the main pump during the storm, you could have also had a battery backup pump installed, allowing your Waterproofing System to work completely even when there is no power available.

There are also Waterproofing Membranes, or French and Foundation drain. These are exterior waterproofing methods that often involves excavation of the soil around your home. These are typically the last option we will suggest to a homeowner who is experiencing waterproofing issues because of the cost of excavation.

For Waterproof Membranes, think of it has a plastic or rubber sheet that is wrapped around your foundation. This allows the water to flow around the foundation, instead of rest upon it, thus weakening it over time. French and Foundation drains, on the other hand, work to filter water as it trickles down the foundaiton walls. This system evacuates water away from your foundation eliminating all problems that you could have.

If you have any questions, or wish to set up an appointment, do not hesitate to call us at 607-387-4825 or contact us online for any of your Basement Waterproofing needs.


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