Posts Tagged ‘flooded basement’

Recovering from a Basement Flood

Friday, April 27th, 2012
One day, you go down in the basement after a heavy rain and find it under water. Your possessions soaking or drifting in the pool it now became. You look at the picture with a mix of disbelief and dismay. It might take a minute before you become overwhelmed by… Read More »

Basement Flooding — More Than “Once In A Lifetime”!

Monday, December 19th, 2011
by Jacques Bouchard Homeowners can go years without using their battery backup sump pump system. But, as is being discovered in the Northeast these past few months, when you DO need a battery backup — you really need it! Between Hurricane Irene last August and the freak snowstorm that knocked… Read More »

Basement Flood: When Mother Nature is Not to Blame

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
When we think basement flooding, the first thing that comes to mind are torrential downpours, summer storms with thunder and lightning,  knocking down trees and  power lines. Some of us, usually the ones with chronically damp basements, might even think snow melt. Very few take into consideration that Mother Nature… Read More »

Yard Drainage Solutions

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Many basement leak problems can be prevented or, at least helped, with simple and inexpensive measures. First, make sure that the soil around the foundation is properly graded. It should slope away from the walls. If you have concrete sidewalks, a driveway make sure they too are diverting the water… Read More »

Are you Flood Smart?

Monday, April 4th, 2011
This was the year in which many homeowners, especially in the Northeast, learned a tough lesson the hard way. When it comes to flood safety, there is hardly a home in the U.S. that sits in an absolutely flood-free zone. And if the home happens to have a basement, it… Read More »