Springtime in Indiana means plenty of rainfall, and while the farmers in the area are celebrating for their crops, homeowners are worried about their basements! Sometimes, it seems almost impossible to keep water out of your basement. However, there are steps you can take to keep your basement dry. At Indy Renovation, we want to help Indiana homeowners protect their basements from water damage this spring.
Seal Your Basement
Your first step toward flood-proofing your basement is to seal all of the known openings. This means making sure that the weatherstripping around the doors is in good working condition, and caulking around all of the windows. This may feel like a logical first step; however, many homeowners fail to maintain these seals year after year. For best results, you should check and replace your seals every year to ensure no water is getting in.
Maintain Your Gutters
Next, you’ll want to make sure that all the rainfall is flowing away from your home. Your gutters are there to protect your house, so make sure they are clean, free of debris, and don’t have any major cracks or damage. Additionally, you should consider installing downspout extensions to stop any water from pooling at the end of your downspouts. These inexpensive extensions will move the water away from your foundation to drain in a safe place.
Install a Sump Pump
Finally, consider installing a sump pump in your basement to keep the area under your house dry and thereby prevent flooding. Our plumbing experts can help you determine whether you need a submersible or non-submersible pump, and whether or not you need a backup pump to keep your basement dry. A backup might be necessary in case of a large rainstorm, frequent flooding, or electrical outages.
To keep your basement flood-free this spring, trust the experts at Indy Renovation. Contact us today at (317) 375-4464 to schedule an in-home consultation with our professional crew. We are known throughout Indianapolis for our expert plumbing services and quality bathroom remodeling.