It’s tempting to avoid extra work by hoping for the best, but basement flooding should never be left to chance.
If you see stains or water lines on the walls of your basement, it means your home has been damaged by water in the past. Water damage causes about 23% of all homeowner property damage in the US, and the unsightly stains can also develop mold and mildew, which are hazardous to humans and animals.
Inspect and test your sump pump regularly to avoid storm water damage, and look into new yard drainage solutions if it seems like the pump isn’t keeping the water out. Continue reading “Should You Waterproof Your Basement?”