Preventing Wet Basements Across Maryland
Whether the result of heavy rainfall, poor drainage, or a burst pipe in the wall, a wet basement requires immediate professional attention. While the best solution will depend on what’s creating the problem, Budget Basement Waterproofing is the team you can trust for waterproofing, sump pumps, and more. We have decades of experience and A+ ratings from the BBB and Angie’s List, so you can feel confident choosing our licensed team to protect your home.
Spotting A Drainage Problem Early
As a responsible homeowner in Baltimore, MD, you can stay aware of early signs around the house that signal poor drainage and a future flood. Keep an eye out for:
- Standing water in your yard
- Water collecting in your driveway
- Roof water runoff
- Excess water from neighbor’s property
- Major soil erosion problems
How Water Gets Into Your Basement
Any of these red flags is a good reason to call Budget Basement Waterproofing. Our professionals will be able to pinpoint the precise source of water invasion, in order to recommend and install the best protection. For example, we’ll use different methods to handle each of the most common leakage problems we encounter, such as:
- Poorly sealed basement windows that allow rainwater, sprinkler runoff, and humid air to enter the basement
- Deep cracks in basement walls that allow water to seep into the basement when it rains
- Gutter downspouts that do not effectively channel water away from the foundation, saturating the ground around the house when it rains and increasing flood risk
- A plumbing leak, clogged drainage pipe, or sewage backup leading to standing water accumulation, even in a well-protected basement
Whatever the case, if water doesn’t drain from your property at a normal rate, it’s time to call Budget Basement Waterproofing. Don’t wait until the water starts seeping in through cracks in the foundation or pooling in your basement; get the problem assessed as soon as possible to prevent any further trouble after the next big rainstorm.
How to Handle a Flooded Basement
The moment you see standing water on the floor or running down the walls, your safety is at risk. Do not touch the water; instead, turn off the electricity to the basement to avoid electrocution. It’s also a good idea to shut off your home’s water main in case the flooding is coming from a burst pipe or some other plumbing and drainage issue you can’t see. Don’t use the taps, drains, toilets, or washing machine.
Once you’ve performed these basic safety measures, call Budget Basement Waterproofing to evaluate the damage and begin the cleanup process. Timing is of the essence because mold can begin growing within 24 hours, and your home and belongings may be permanently damaged the longer you wait. To correct the situation, our services may include leak or basement sump pump repair, advanced drainage system installation for basements, or dehumidifier use to keep your basement dry and free from future water problems.
Count on us to handle damage control!
Professional Drainage Solutions & Basement Waterproofing
If you’re not sure where to start or how to set up an advanced drainage system, that’s what we’re here for. With more than 55 years of waterproofing experience, we have helped many homeowners throughout Maryland save their homes from becoming damaged.
If you’re concerned about water in your basement or simply want to prevent any water damage from flooding or pooling that may occur in the future, our expert waterproofing contractors can help you correct existing basement drainage issues, assess any need for foundation repair, and apply professional-quality waterproofing.
Our team of expert waterproofers is dedicated to keeping your home safe and dry at a price you can afford. With free quotes and convenient financing options, Budget Waterproofing makes it easy to get the waterproofing treatments you need without struggling financially. For a free estimate on our services, give us a call today at 410-609-1240. We look forward to working with you!