When you think about floods, where do you imagine them happening? Towns right on the Mississippi River? New Orleans? Actually, they are quite common here in Parkesburg. If you live in an older home or one that has not had the basement waterproofed, you could be in for a shock one day. If your basement has never flooded, then you’ve been lucky so far but your luck may not last much longer. A freak basement flood happens more often than you think, and is typically is caused by one or two of the most-common reasons.
Potential causes of basement flooding:
#1 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.
#2 Surface water running down foundation walls.
#3 Groundwater in water-saturated soils being pushed into the basement by hydrostatic pressure.
#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. It is important to note that this can only occur if the perimeter foundation drain system is connected to the municipal sewer system.
When Parkesburg homeowners experience a wet basement for the first time, it is imperative to determine if the water problems are going to recur or if it was a one-time event. Unfortunately, it’s often discovered that this will continue to happen if it isn’t taken care of by a professional. Waterproof your basement now, instead of simply hoping a catastrophic flood won’t happen to you.
Your precious photos and memories stored in your basement are only the beginning of the problems you’ll experience if a flood does happen. Be proactive and contact Waterproof One, the go-to company for basement waterproofing in the Parkesburg area. You can email us at Joesoster@waterproofingone.com or call (484) 410-4110 to reach us immediately if you think a flood is imminent.