Using a Sump Pump for Basement Flooding Protection

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Throughout the year, regions across the nation face threats of flooding, especially following a particularly harsh winter. Flooding risks typically increase after months of heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. Regardless of seasonal impact, all homes may be at risk for basement flooding or water damage and may benefit from a waterproofing system as a result. During spring, these systems are most helpful for protecting against excess water accumulation that can seep into your basement.

Basement Flooding During Spring

The risk of basement flooding during spring is often a concern due to snowfall, snowmelt, and rain. Late-winter snow, which is wetter than normal, followed by warm rain, can melt packs of snow to release even more water at a rapid pace. If the ground remains frozen or some parts have not yet thawed, then all of that water can’t be absorbed. Each of these things contributes to increased flood risks for cities, counties, and possibly your home.

Water Protection Methods

There are a number of waterproofing methods that address different types of water problems for year-round protection. A popular system used for basement waterproofing is a sump pump. Sump pumps are often used as part of an interior drainage system to keep intruding water at bay. Basements are commonly prone to leaks through floors and walls in addition to flooding. If you have experienced unwanted water entry before or have noticed a damp, musty atmosphere in your basement, then a sump pump may be a good option for you.

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