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How to Prevent Your Basement From Flooding

How to Prevent Your Basement From Flooding

A wet or flooded basement is a serious matter, as it can compromise your home’s structural integrity. Left unattended, water can seep into and weaken your home’s foundation.

These gutter installation contractors at Advantage Seamless share some tips on preventing basement floods:

How to Prevent Your Basement From Flooding

Landscape Your Garden 

The slope of your backyard might be directing rainwater towards your basement. If landscaping issues aren’t resolved immediately, water might pool near your property and eventually make its way to your basement.

Inspect Your Exterior and Foundation Cracks 

Cracks or gaps in your exterior can serve as entrypoint through which water can infiltrate your home. That’s why you should have a contractor routinely inspect your home, particularly after an extreme weather event.

Leaking Pipes 

Of course, rainwater isn’t the only possible culprit behind a wet or flooded basement. The water might be leaking from broken pipes. In which case, it’s best to have a plumber do a comprehensive check on all of the plumbing in your home.

Clean Your Gutters 

The water could also be coming clogged gutters. Without routine gutter maintenance, leaves and all kinds of debris can clog your gutters and cause gutters to overflow. If you just don’t have the time for gutter maintenance, you can install gutter guards.

There’s also the issue of the added weight load from debris. Under the added weight load, sections of your gutters might start to pull apart at the seams. Gutter damage from excess weight load is less of an issue for homes with seamless gutters instead. Since seamless gutters, as the name suggests, don’t have any joints, they’re more resistant to leaks.

If you’re considering installing seamless gutters, make sure to hire a professional contractor. That way, you can rest easy knowing your gutters will be installed properly.

Advantage Seamless offers a wide variety of premium gutters, including half round gutters and seamless gutters, as well as gutter guards. To request a free estimate, call us at 218.558.0575 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Alexandria, MN, as well as the surrounding communities.