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May 30, 2024

When you’ve got a leaky basement, it can seem like a serious challenge to keep it dry. A wet basement can have issues with mold, mildew, water damage, and foundation shifting. Fortunately, modern technology gives you a range of options to help keep your leaky basement dry. Whether it’s a seasonal issue, a problem after a hard rain, or any number of other reasons, here are some approaches you can take to help keep you from needing leaky basement repairs.

4 Approaches to Keeping Your Leaky Basement Dry

4 Approaches to Keeping Your Leaky Basement Dry

  1. Sump Pump. The first step many homeowners turn to when faced with a leaky basement is adding a sump pump to remove the water as it collects. This is a great option, but it should be used in combination with other approaches for a drier, healthier basement. Consider a backup sump pump if power outages are a concern.
  2. Dehumidifier. A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air that has come in with the water that has entered your basement, and is a second step in removing the moisture. In some cases, your dehumidifier can either drain to your drain lines or to your sump pump assembly, getting all the water out.
  3. Drainage. If your basement doesn’t slope to the sump pump or you need to keep things dry in the path, adding channel drainage around the exterior foundation wall on the inside of the wall will help move it in that direction. We use the GrateDrain system, which directs groundwater that’s below the basement floor and the wall/footing joint out of your home.
  4. Waterproofing. Basement waterproofing is the final part of a comprehensive approach to a dry basement. Waterproofing is sometimes applied on the exterior of the foundation walls at construction, but more commonly on the interior of the foundation walls after construction is completed to prevent water from coming through walls and floors.

By taking steps to keep your leaky basement dry, you can not only get rid of the water in the basement, but you can also keep your entire home more comfortable and healthier. If you need leaky basement repair or basement waterproofing in Rochester, the experienced professionals at Storm Basement Waterproofing have your back. Please contact us today with any questions or concerns!

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