Many homes suffer basement flooding every year

The Best Ways to Prevent Basement Flooding

Keeping your house clean and safe is no small task. Every day there are dozens of ways that your home could get damaged. Basement flooding is a problem that many homeowners and renters face, especially during the rainy season. Basements are an integral part of many homes, whether they’re used for storage or additional living space. Preventing floods in the basement is the best way to keep your home and your objects safe from water damage. But there are many different ways a basement can flood. Thankfully, there are just as many ways to prevent flooding.


The best way to prevent floods in the basement is to install a proper drainage system in and around your home. This is particularly important for houses built on a flood plain. When it rains, water can collect around the side of your home and can even be stored in the soil. A drainage system around the structure of your house can help divert the water away. Drains installed on the floor of your basement will help remove any water that leaks up from the soil after a storm. You can install sub pumps for additional support in keeping your basement dry.

Home Inspection and Repair

Oftentimes, flooding is caused by a greater issue in your house’s health. Most homes are built to withstand moderate rainfall without the risk of flooding. However, structural cracks and breaks in window/door seals can easily cause floods. It’s important to have your home inspected regularly for any structural damage. Windows and doors will also need regular maintenance to ensure that they keep their water-tight seals. Old and broken pipes can also lead to flooding in all areas of your home. Having them inspected, repaired, and replaced as needed can help you prevent flooding.

Awareness of Basement Flooding Sources

No matter the source of flooding, you can best prevent it by being aware of the warning signs for it. If you know that a storm is going to be coming through, you can take additional measures to prevent flooding in your basement (such as placing sandbags around the base of your home to help divert water). Being aware of internal issues in the home is helpful as well. If you notice that the water pressure in your home is acting up or your water bill is higher than usual, that could be a sign of a leaky pipe or potential blockage that could lead to a burst. Being aware of your home and the conditions around it is the best way to stop flooding.

Floods are a disastrous hazard that can ruin any home’s basement. At HS Restoration, we’re devoted to protecting you and your house from floods. Our trained and certified technicians can prevent basement flooding and repair any damages caused by a flood. Our phone lines are available 24/7 at 609-949-5062 to respond to any emergency flood situation. We’ll help repair the damage caused to your home, find the source of the flood, and prevent further damage in the future.