How to Avoid a Leaky Basement
February 11th, 2020
It is always a challenge to maintain a good house because home ownership demands a lot of time and dedication. However, sometimes life gets in the way and we forget to check on things and perhaps take as much care as we should. As a result, things like basements suffer in terms of the creation of mould, cracks, water damage, and foundation leaks.
Sometimes it is important to look to the experts for basement repair in Barrie to take care of basement cracks repair, basement waterproofing, and wall waterproofing. Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. are highly skilled to assess and provide solutions for your needs.
Basement cracks repair in Barrie can easily be fixed before greater problems arise. Leaky basement repairs may be necessary to fill cracks so they do not worsen and allow water to leak through the foundation. Basement waterproofing in Barrie ensures that water leaks do not create further damage to either finished or unfinished areas in your basement. Ontario Wet Basement Solutions can take care of wall waterproofing in Barrie, as cracks can form on walls which allows water to seep through and create problems in your basement.
Spring thaws can lead to basement flooding. Melting snow, which is sometimes accompanied by rain, can lead to basement flooding.
Here are some tips to help prevent leaks in your basement:
· Keep melting snow and ice away from your foundation walls.
· Ensure your downspouts are not blocked and are draining properly, away from your foundation walls.
· If it is safe to do so, clear debris from roadside catch basins (the square sewer grates on the road) to help water enter the storm sewer.
· If you are worried about an immediate threat of basement flooding, prepare your basement by moving valuables to shelves or upper floors
Cleaners, paint or chemicals should also be taken off the floor so that they do not further contaminate any floodwater that may get into
What to do if your basement floods…
o Call your insurance company as soon as possible to report property damage caused by flooding.
o Do not enter a flooded basement as you may be exposed to sewage or come in contact with water and electricity.
o Be mindful of your health and safety when cleaning up a flooded basement – do not stand in flood water, call a professional for assistance.
o Get a proper estimate to repair the issue causing the flooding