How to Prepare Your Home & Basement for Heavy Rains

As rainfall totals grow to some of the highest on record, many homeowners are feeling the effects of the recent wetness on their homes. Use our tips below to prepare for the heavy rains in the upcoming wet season and get your basement and other places in your home ready for any moisture coming its way to avoid pricey water damage!

Stay On-Top of Clearing Debris

While yard work can be easy to put off in any season, during the rainy season it is crucial to clear debris around your home. If debris is built-up around stairwell or window drains, it will interrupt the draining process and cause water to accumulate which could cause several issues.

Examine Your Driveway

Your driveway should be designed in a way that naturally flows rainwater from your property to the street where there is better drainage. If this is not the case, you should invest in a pump to take the water from your driveway to the street. Also, check your driveway for cracks and fill them if possible. This will limit water build up under your driveway that may make its way toward your home and cause moisture issues in your basement.

Test Your Drains

If your drains aren’t working properly, you will surely have moisture issues in your home when heavy rains come to town. Before the rainy season begins, test your drains to make sure you don’t have any issues. If you do, address them immediately before the water build up causes water damage to your home.

Check Your Sump Pump

Having a sump pump can be a great way to keep water out of your basement but if it isn’t working properly it can cause serious damage. Check the discharge lines to make sure your sump pump is running correctly and getting water far from your home.

Get Your Basement Waterproofed

The best way to fully prepare your home for heavy rain and other external moisture is to waterproof your basement. With a lifetime warranty and raging customer testimonials, B-Dry Systems is surely your best chance of keeping your basement dry and avoiding thousands of dollars in repairing water damage in your home. Call us today for a free estimate on waterproofing your basement!