Gutter Backup Overflows into Basement
Keep your bathrooms dry & flood free with these simple tips from Alexandria:
Check Your Gutters for Debris
Gutter systems do way more than just drain rainwater away from your roof and siding. An optimally functioning gutter and downspout system will keep water away from the foundation of your house as well. Keeping your gutters intact and clog-free keeps water from entering your ground floor through the foundation.
Invest in a Sump Pump
If flooding is a frequent threat, you’ll want a high-performing sump pump that works no matter the weather. Choose an option that’s equipped with two pumps, with one that runs on electricity and the other that is powered by a backup source.
Inspect the Plumbing
One of the best ways to ensure your basement remains flood-free is to check the plumbing. This can be a tricky DIY inspection to pull off since plumbing work is complicated. Your best course of action would be to consult a professional.
Be Vigilant About Foundation Cracks
The tiniest crack in your basement’s walls and floors can spell big trouble. You can use epoxy or masonry sealer if any cracks are spotted. Better yet, call a basement waterproofing pro!