As a homeowner with a finished or unfinished basement, keeping this area dry is essential to avoid foundation as well as mold issues. One wet basement solution that is widely embraced are sump pumps installed to collect water and push it away from the home in order to avoid flooding. If you’ve been ignoring your sump pump this winter, here is some information on why an inspection this time of year is critical.
Understanding Sump Pump Maintenance
Why Should I Get a Sump Pump Check During Winter?
During the winter months, it’s common for sump pumps to run less frequently due to less water in the soil and less rainfall. The water that is collected in this device can freeze on cold nights. The expansion of water from liquid to solid form can cause damage and breakage to the sump pump’s discharge hose, resulting in flooding and unnecessary water damage as temperatures drop. To reduce the risk of frozen hoses and costly repairs, perform seasonal inspections of your sump pump to ensure it’s functioning properly. Run the pump and allow water discharge. If you notice your hose starting to freeze, consider insulation methods or setting up space heaters to keep the hose warm.
What Additional Wet Basement Solutions Should I Embrace This Time of Year?
In addition to checking your sump pump, it’s important for homeowners to embrace a wide range of wet basement solutions. To ensure your home is at low risk for flooding and water damage, work with an experienced basement waterproofing contractor. They’ll likely recommend a variety of interior waterproofing options, from patching foundation cracks to applying sealants and waterproof coating to the walls. On the exterior, these experts may recommend installing a French drain to help collect moisture and drive it away from your home and repairing or installing new gutters and downspouts to ensure water is flowing properly as opposed to collecting around the foundation.
Beaver Basement Waterproofing is a family-owned and -operated business proudly offering residents throughout Vernon County, WI, with wet basement solutions for over 20 years. If you’re looking for friendly, professional basement waterproofing contractors who believe in offering efficient service at affordable prices, call today at (608) 634-4880 to schedule an inspection. For more information on their services, from installing and inspecting sump pumps to comprehensive foundation repair, visit their website.