Dealing with a flooded basement is overwhelming and it can be hard to know where to begin repairs. Use our guide to help address the flooding issues in your basement and know how much you should expect it to cost.
Most Common Causes for Basement Flooding
Even the nicest, most modern homes have basement flooding issues, it is simply the science of water running from high to the low ground which makes flooding often unavoidable. Often times, rain is the main cause of basement flooding. You should be hyper-aware of this possibility during particularly rainy seasons such as fall. If your foundation has any cracks, rainwater will likely make its way through and cause moisture issues in your basement. Inspect your basement for any cracks that could pose a threat. The slope of your property can also cause your basement to flood. Ideally, your yard will slope away from your home, directing rainwater away from your home and basement to avoid flooding issues but if it is not this way, you are more likely to experience a basement flooding.
How Much Does A Flooded Basement Cost?
Repairing your basement and all of your property is a hefty feat, especially because it is often unexpected. The total cost of repairing your basement after flooding will depend greatly on factors specific to your situation including how long the water sits, how large your basement is, how much water there is, and what you have in your basement at the time of the flood. In our experience, more minor floods can cost about $10,000 to repair whereas larger, more significant floods are closer to $25,000-$50,000.
How to Prevent a Basement Flood
While you can do things like check for foundation cracks and clean your gutters to help prevent basement flooding, the only way to surely avoid a basement flood is to properly waterproof your basement. B-Dry Systems has been waterproofing basements with our perfected system across the country for decades. Contact us today for an estimate on waterproofing your basement and avoid any flooding issues!