Basement Water Seepage in Brighton?
Minimize Water Seepage
SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton responds to water damage emergencies often in the North Thornton and Brighton areas often and sees the damage water can do to a basement or foundation when flooding or other water damage is left unmitigated for too long. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute to prevent water seepage:
- Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you've never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
- Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.
- Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.
If your Brighton home has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has a team of water restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 720-223-8888.
SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Independently Owned and Operated.