When it rains, the last thing you want is for water to start seeping into your basement. Not only is this a major pain to deal with, but it can also lead to serious structural damage if left unaddressed. There are a few things you can do to help prevent water intrusion so you can help keep water where it belongs—outside.
One of the best ways to prevent water intrusion is to make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of leaves, twigs, and other debris. When gutters get clogged, rainwater has nowhere to go but over the edge of the gutter, where it can then start to seep into your home’s foundation.
Another way to help keep water from seeping into your home is by grading your lawn so that it slopes away from the foundation. This will allow rainwater to flow away from your house instead of towards it, which will help keep your foundation dry.
If you still get water in your basement, it’s time to consider a basement waterproofing system. Standard Water’s crews will install a sub-slab basement waterproofing system that collects and re-routes water away from your home. The University of Minnesota recommends this system as the most cost effective. It comes with a warranty good for the life of your foundation and is transferable to new owners, in case you ever sell your home.
Protect your home’s value with a waterproofing system from Standard Water Control. Call to schedule your free consultation today!