Rainstorms are pretty common, particularly in the Glen Burnie area. For those who’s basements were flooded as a result of this rainstorm, it probably wasn’t near as beautiful. Water built up on the streets and flowed into people’s yards and seeped down into their foundation and into their window wells causing something of a disaster for them. Carpet was ruined, along with furniture that couldn’t be saved. It was really quite tragic for a few families and their homes however there is a way to help prevent this from happening to you. It is best to be prepared before the disaster strikes and the sad part is that most of the time, if people aren’t prepared it’s because they weren’t aware of what it is they could do to be prepared.
It rains a fair amount in Glen Burnie and there is proper equipment and precautions you can take in order to waterproof your basement. Do it yourself waterproofing might sound enticing but calling a professional, like those at American Eagle is always the best route to go. They have the proper equipment and training to make sure your basement is properly waterproofed.
A lot of the time water seeps into your basement through cracks in the foundation and this is an easy fix. Cracks or places where the walls join together can be sealed up with special waterproofing sealants to prevent water from coming into your home. This will stop leaks and prevent water damage from occurring in your basement.
Sump pumps are a very helpful technology that helps keep your basement dry. They are most commonly installed in sump pits (which are no more than a pit where liquid collects, in this case water that could be flowing into your basement). Water runs into the sump pit through installed pipes or even just the natural flow through the soil and the sump pump simply pumps the water out of the sump pit and away from you home. This allows for your basement to remain dry.
With the options available a professional waterproofing team can help you know what the best course is for you to keep your home safe. Even with all the precautions you take, there may still be a way for water to get in. If you see water damage or the start of it in your basement call a professional water damage cleanup company to get it cleaned up for you. They know how to get the job done right. If your basement does have a problem in the future with water damage, it is never too late to waterproof. Take the necessary steps to protect your home.