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Beating Basement Flooding

BEATING BASEMENT FLOODING WHY IS WATER SEEPING INTO YOUR BASEMENT? COMMON CAUSES INCLUDE: O PROBLEMATIC LOT LAYOUT Lots that slope down towards the house let water flow into the basement O PoOr SEALING/CRACKS Poorly sealed or cracked walls let CLOGGED DOWNSPOUTS water in Clogs keep water too close to basement walls O FAULTY ROOF WATER SYSTEM Water should be funneled away SUMP PUMP FAILURE Slowed or stopped pumping lets water build up from the house EFFECTS OF FLOODING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE MOLD/MILDEW TO FOUNDATION INCREASED INSURANCE PREMIUMS DECREASED PROPERTY VALUE 5 STEPS TO WATERPROOF YOUR BASEMENT O Grade lot to create slope away from house 3 Keep eaves and downspouts clean Extend downspouts to funnel water away Install a back-up sump pump Repair wall cracks PROVIDED BY: REALSEAL www.THEREALSEALBASEMENTWATERPROOFING.COM Sources: 201107271basement-floor-disaster-recovery-specialists-water-levels-rise 002.cfm

Beating Basement Flooding

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Basement flooding has many negative effects, including mold, mildew, structural damage, and decreased property value. Discover causes and solutions to keep in mind when dealing with flooding by taking...


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