How to Prevent RI Basement Flooding

How to Prevent RI Basement Flooding

With Spring around the corner, basement flooding in RI and MA is an area of concern for many business and homeowners alike.  From the seasonal thaw-out to the infamous spring storms, there’s a greater chance of water entering the home this time of year. However, with the proper precautions and actions you can have peace of mind that your home is protected.

Beyond the immediate threat of damaged personal items and mold growth, your home can suffer long-term from water damage. Thus, immediate action should be taken at the first signs of water entry. The extent and cost to repair water damage depends heavily on how long it takes for you to take care of it. The longer a leak goes untreated, the more damage it will cause. By turning to foundation repair companies, like our team of professionals Global Basement Waterproofing, you can feel confident when Spring arrives.

 

Foundational Gaps

Often, water entry is the result of cracks in the foundation.  If left unattended, cracks can spread and grow over time.  Thus, you’ll only be allowing the opportunity for more water to enter the home.  Even the smallest foundational cracks require attention as they’re the perfect source for mold.  Mold growth within the home has proven time and again to be the cause for several respiratory aliments like allergies and asthma.

Solid Building Materials

One of the most costly effects of water damage is the long-term structural damage to your home. Water can weaken building materials, and the longer the leak is left untreated, the more erosion it will cause. Further, water damaged wood is a breeding ground for termites. Termites can create holes that weaken the structural integrity of the wood further.

With routine checks to the foundation and other structural elements of your home, you can have peace of mind that all is in good shape.

 

Classifying the damage

To understand the level of damage present, there is a helpful class system. Class one damage means it is minimal, and repairs will be relatively easy. Class two and three are classified as having high rates of evaporation. For example, if a room in your home was exposed to water for a short period, and only the furniture got wet. Class four damage is the highest level of damage and will require special removal and restoration procedures. It typically involves damage to concrete, hardwood floors, or plaster.

 

 

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Basement flooding in RI and MA is nothing something to joke about. If left untreated, both the financial and time burden of repair grow exponentially; not to mention the potential health concerns. To minimize potential damage this Spring, contact our team today at (508) 990-7800. From foundational repairs to sump pumps, we’ll provide you with an honest solution that has your best interest at hand.  Don’t wait until your home is underwater, call us today!