Ways To Prevent Your Basement From Flooding

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A flooded basement is a homeowner's worst nightmare. Don't let it happen to you! Below are some steps you can take to prevent flooding in your basement. 
  • Be sure to clear debris out of your downspouts and gutters.
  • If you notice a crack in your foundation, seal it with epoxy. If it is a substantial foundation crack, have it sealed by a professional. 
  • Having a sump pump installed in your basement is a great way to prevent flooding. It will redirect water out of your home.
  • Power outages can turn off your sump pump. It is a good idea to have a standby generator installed. That way, your sump pump will always stay on.
  • It is also a good idea to have your septic tank cleaned by a professional. 
  • Have well covers installed on below grade basement windows. It will keep rain, leaves and pests out of your basement. 

Do you need to have a sump pump or generator installed in your home? If so, turn to the pros at A.B. May. While we can't make the rain go away, we can keep it out of your basement! Call 913-370-4898 today to schedule service.