Tips to Keep Your Basement Dry During a Rainy Spring

While some people dislike rainy days because they prefer sunshine, others abhor rainy days because they know their basement will be unable to handle the influx of water.

 If you are in the second category of homeowners, it’s time to take action. It’s spring in KC, which means we’ll experience plenty of rainy days. Here’s what you need to do to get ready for them.

Install a sump pump.

There may be a variety of reasons that water gets into your basement. Regardless of the causes of your basement flooding, prepare for it by installing a sump pump. Sump pumps will help when excess water gets into your basement. While it won’t prevent it from happening, it will help manage the water when heavy rains come.

Hire professionals to look at the cracks in your foundation.

Your sump pump installation won’t keep water from entering your basement. Say goodbye to wet basements forever by waterproofing your basement.

Hire professionals to inspect the cracks in your foundation walls and basement floor. While some cracks may be no cause of concern, others may indicate more complicated issues that must be addressed immediately.

Foundation problems can be repaired! But the process should only be trusted to certified experts with a lot of industry experience.

Have a professional look at your landscaping and gutters.

You can’t stop April showers from coming, but you can help direct where the water goes on your property. Do you need help directing rainwater and melting snow?

Hire an expert to examine the grading surrounding your home. Ask that they look at your existing gutters to see if they are large enough to keep up with the excessive spring rains. Also, ensure that the downspout extensions direct water to an area that won’t harm your foundation walls.

Prevent water problems by giving the water a place to go. This will help keep your basement dry and will reduce the likelihood of future foundation problems.

Contact JLB Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing

Are you a Kansas City homeowner concerned about your wet basement and the health of your home’s foundation? Contact JLB! With our help, you’ll never have to worry about a flooded basement again.

First, we can immediately help you with water intrusion because our crews have a lot of experience installing sump pumps. Second, we can repair any damage that has occurred by sealing foundation cracks. (We also can complete foundation repairs if needed). Finally, we will do what is required on the exterior of your home to create a drainage system for rainwater.

JLB Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing also offers several waterproofing systems, including vapor barriers and drain wells. If you have a leak in your basement, we will find a way to seal it. 

Are you ready to have access to your basement again? Fill out the contact form on JLB’s website, and we will schedule a time to examine your basement, crawl space, or foundation walls.


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