There are a variety of problems that can cause flooding and if you’ve ever been a victim of having your home flooded, you realize just how costly this can be. The basement is one room that may experience flooding due to structural problems or even loss of power that prevents the sump pump from working correctly; the excess ground water will likely be covering your basement floor. At Edens Structural Solutions we see countless causes for flooding, even poor plumbing could become a problem at some point in your home. Keep a handle on your home and your budget by considering the following tips.
Water Can Be A Significant Expense
If you have never experienced issues with your water you might be surprised to know just how expensive any damage or issues can be. When finished basements become flooded you’re facing expenses for new carpeting and flooring, any furniture that was damaged and other miscellaneous items and décor that furnished the room. However, when preparing your home to protect it from water, you want to start at the top; the roof, not the basement.
Examine Your Gutters Regularly
Your gutters serve a very important purpose and ineffective gutters can cause a lot of damage from water. The area below the gutters, surrounding your home is what takes the impact of failing gutters. However, this is only a worry if your ground slants or slopes towards your home instead of away. A proper slope away from the home will ensure the water doesn’t collect along your foundation. Edens Structural Solutions even offer guaranteed foundation repair!
Proper Equipment for Water Protection
Sump Pumps – If you have a basement then you’ll likely want a sump pump. It prevents the water entering your basement but it’s important that it works correctly and is serviced regularly to prevent costly issues in the future.
French Drains – French drains are beneficial for those who experience occasional flooding but have superior measures in place for water protection. A French drain is a trench around the home, with a perforated pipe placed at the bottom and gravel poured over it. The water goes into the pipe and travels to the end, which should be a good distance away from the home.
Backflow Valves – If you’ve had issues with sewer backups in the past, you might consider backflow valves versus applying a water-coating to your home. These valves are used in drain lines and are affordable at an average of $40 each. Obviously, the more valves you have installed the more costly it could become.
Experienced Water Damage Repair Workers
Rely on a professional at Edens Structural Solutions when it comes to protecting your home from water damage and have your equipment maintained and serviced regularly to avoid costly expenses in the near future. Nobody wants to experience the tolls that water damage can take on a home, and those living in it. Call us today and get a free consultation.