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Protecting Home from Groundwater Flooding

Many areas are experiencing more flooding and increased groundwater as a result of changing rainfall patterns in recent years. Before it breaks through the surface, groundwater can enter your home.  You may notice signs of water intrusion if you know where to look. You should also look for any visible leaks in your house or building’s pipes. If your basement is wet, it’s likely that groundwater is seeping in from beneath your house or somewhere nearby.  Households face a serious problem with rising groundwater levels. Mold, rot, and structural issues are all possible outcomes. When it rains, it also makes your home more vulnerable to flooding. There are, fortunately, ways to deal with it.


Basement Waterproofing

Don’t put off waterproofing your basement or crawlspace until it’s too late. Start now, while there isn’t much rain because if you don’t, groundwater will begin to seep in after rain or flooding, causing major problems.  To prevent damage from groundwater, begin by filling the basement with more concrete. If you’re using the basement as a storage space, make sure you transfer everything out of there.  Basement waterproofing is a cost-effective and long-term solution. When compared to installing a sump pump, you won’t have to waste energy pumping out water if your basement floods frequently. When you fill your basement with concrete, you’ve sealed the deal on groundwater protection for your home.


French Drain Systems should be installed.

French drain systems can protect you from the problems caused by groundwater intrusion. Polypropylene tubing and a concrete-lined channel are used in this type of system. Because French drains resemble a pipe or trench, they blend in well with their surroundings.  The fact that a French drain works well on a porous foundation, such as cinder blocks, is a significant benefit. It will stop water from seeping into the foundation of your house and flooding your floors.  You won’t need to make major repairs to prevent water damage because a French drain doesn’t disrupt your foundation. Plus, if the first one doesn’t work out, you can always replace it in the future.


Sump pumps should be installed.

Installing a sump pump in your basement or crawlspace can help you automatically pump water out of the area and into a drain or even the street. Its main goal is to divert water away from your home, protecting your home from flooding caused by rising groundwater levels.  If you’re concerned about groundwater seeping into your basement, this is a great way to relax. Others prefer it, while others dislike it because it can be expensive on your electricity bill.


Permanently Increase the Value of Your Home

You can choose to raise your house permanently if none of the other options are working or if you want to avoid groundwater flooding. Keep in mind that this is the most expensive option and can be quite costly.  The overall process will entail the construction of a new, higher foundation. The contractors will advise you to raise your home above the flood zone, making this a long-term and best solution to groundwater flooding.  Homeowners are also benefiting from this option because, once they decide to sell, the house will be easier to sell because it is above the flood zone.

The recommendations we provided should be your last line of defense against groundwater intrusion in your home. When it comes to protecting your home from groundwater flooding, you must choose between a temporary fix and a long-term solution. This will protect not only your home and valuables but also the people closest to you.

White Glove Restoration
is a fully licensed and insured general restoration company that can repair any detail in your home that has been damaged by water from start to finish. To book our services, please contact us right away!

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