Basement Flooding – Management and Prevention

Basement Flooding - Management and Prevention

Basement flooding is a common problem, and it can occur at any time of the year. Although most flooding cases occur during heavy rains, they can also occur in dry weather. The fact that most basements are partially or completely underground automatically makes them prone to flooding. What Causes Basement Flooding? Basement flooding can occur in both rainy and dry weather. It can also happen for a variety of reasons. Here are some common causes: Cracks in Foundation The water table can rise during heavy rain. If your foundation has cracks, water can enter the basement through these cracks in the foundation. When this type of flooding occurs, it is generally because your foundation needs inspection and repair or an older building with foundation problems. Sump Pump Failure Most basements are equipped with sump pump(s) to help keep up with the groundwater around them. However, when the pump fails, it

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