Water in your basement is one of those homeowner’s issues where it’s better to invest a little in the prevention of the problem than to find out how much it costs to remediate. The experts at Tri-County Water Services are here to help. Here’s what you need to know about diverting water away from your house.
Signs and Causes of a Water Drainage Problem
First, the best time to handle any potential problem is before it becomes one. So you need to pay attention to any signs that show you may not be diverting water away from your house properly. These can include:
- Mold and mildew
- Overflowing gutters
- Pooling water
- Drifting mulch
- Soggy ground
- Leaks in basement
- Basement with efflorescent or flaking walls
If you notice any of these things, you need to address them right away. But these are merely possible symptoms of other causes, like:
Consequences of Not Diverting Water Away from House
We want to encourage you to fix the problems we listed above as soon as possible. In this way, you can avoid damages to your home, like mold, mildew, basement leaks, or even damage to your home’s foundation. Additionally, with standing water around, you might also find an increase in mosquitoes around your home in the summer months, as well as other pests.
Methods for Diverting Water Away from House
Some of these methods are simpler than others, and some will require a larger investment of time and resources. When in doubt, consult with a professional to find out which drainage methods are right for your home. Depending on the sloping, age, construction and other features of your property, one method might be better than another.
- Clean out your gutters.
- Lengthen your downspouts.
- Install a rain barrel to your spouts.
- Build a rain garden.
- Seal your driveway.
- Re-grade your yard.
- Install a sump pump.
Contact Tri-County Water Services for a FREE Estimate
Concerned about basement flooding? We can help. Our friendly and exceptional team of plumbers can determine your waterproofing needs and help you put a plan in place to solve them. We have served homeowners in the region for more than 20 years and have built a reputation as skilled and honest professionals. Reach out today for a completely free, no obligation estimate.