Keep your Basement Dry
Spring has sprung in the Chicagoland area and with it comes rainy days. One of the places to keep an eye out for water leaks is in your basement. Basement seepage is a common problem and with a little advanced planning can easily be avoided. Here are a few tips form the Insurance Information Institute for preventing basement water seepage:
- Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.
- Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you've never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
If you experience water damage in your home, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle has a team of highly trained technicians to assist you. We are available 24 hours a day. You can reach us at 630-384-1040.