Basement Waterproofing in Modena
Do you ever think about whether your basement is up to all of the necessary codes and structural necessities? For most, if not all, Modena homeowners, the answer to this is no. However, Modena area homes are at a heightened risk of this happening because of the older homes in our area built decades or even longer ago. If your basement begins to fill with water, you’ll certainly wish you had spent more time concerning yourself with it. Before this happens, it’s crucial to discover whether your basement runs the risk of flooding.
Basement flooding typically originates from one of four sources:
1) Surface water running down foundation walls.
2) Groundwater in water-saturated soils being pushed into the basement by hydrostatic pressure.
3) Sanitary sewer water from a combined municipal storm/sanitary sewer system backing up into the home’s drain system, causing sewer water to come up through sink drains and floor drains on lower levels.
4) Storm sewer water from the municipal storm sewer system backing up into the home’s existing perimeter foundation drain and leaking into the basement. This can only occur if the perimeter foundation drain system is connected to the municipal sewer system, however.
Because of what is often kept in the basement, things like priceless photographs, birth certificates, and important financial documents, coming home and finding it wet is nothing short of devastating. Beyond just these possessions, though, standing water can also damage pieces of your house itself, like walls and flooring.
It’s best to get out in front of this and waterproof your basement head of time, so contact Waterproof One today. You can either email us at Joesoster@waterproofingone.com or call (484) 410-4110 to speak with us right away. Don’t take the risk of a flooded basement, bring in the experts at Waterproof One to protect your basement and what’s inside!