Waterproofing 2

With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the upcoming rainy season. One crucial area to focus on is basement waterproofing. To ensure your basement stays dry and protected from potential water damage, here’s a checklist of essential tasks to complete:

  1. Inspect and Clean Gutters: Clogged gutters can lead to water overflowing and pooling around your foundation, increasing the risk of basement flooding. Remove any debris from your gutters and ensure they are securely attached to your home.
  2. Check Backup System Batteries: The sump pump is your first line of defense against basement flooding. Ensure that the batteries in your backup system are in good condition and replace them if necessary. If you don’t have one, consider investing in a backup battery or a water-powered backup system for added protection.
  3. Clean Out Sump Pit: Remove any debris or sediment from the sump pit to ensure proper drainage. Inspect the pump and float switch to ensure they are functioning correctly.
  4. Install Downspout Extensions: Direct water from your downspouts away from your foundation by installing downspout extensions. This helps prevent water from seeping into your basement.
  5. Check Floor Drain: Ensure that your basement floor drain is clear of any obstructions and is functioning properly. A blocked floor drain can lead to water backing up into your basement.
  6. Install Sump Pump Alarm: Consider installing a sump pump alarm to alert you in case of pump failure or high water levels in the sump pit. This early warning system can help you take action before serious damage occurs.

By taking the time to complete these tasks, you can help ensure that your basement is prepared for the spring rains and protected from potential water damage. If you’re unsure about any of these steps or need assistance, please call us today. We are happy to help!