Basement Seepage in Commerce City?
Sixty percent of homes in Colorado have basements, and water seepage is a common challenge for Commerce City homeowners. SERVPRO® of Commerce City offers these tips for properly maintaining your basement to prevent water seepage from the Insurance Information Institute:
Prevent basement water seepage
- 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.
- 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.
- Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.
Call Us Today!
When your Commerce City home or business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of technicians on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-532-0219.
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