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Is my Basement at Risk of Flooding?

In springtime the elevated levels of ground water due to snow and ice melting puts your basement in the risk of flooding. As recently you have seen in the news, the massive areas of Brantford and Mississauga were flooded causing permanent damage to the structure of the buildings. What sets apart the series of recent floods is that they happened not in the areas affected by floods before and came unexpected for unprepared residents. While you can not always have the flexibility to choose the area where you live, there are waterproofing steps that may help you to be better prepared or take in consideration when repairing your basement after the flood.

Possible Basement Damages After Low-Temperature Winters

The winter season being well in progress for at least a few more weeks is a blessing for those who love the snow. It can immediately become a bane, however, as soon as it passes and you realize that the low temperature inflicted damages to your basement.

That is too big of a mess to handle for anyone, without a doubt. The foundation of the house is there as well, and it won’t be exempted from the havoc that winter may cause.

Spring Basement Leaks

Many basement leaks occur at the beginning of spring, when the snow starts to thaw and the rain is coming down. Why? This is because the subsoil in the middle of the backyard is still frozen, but the soil closer to your house foundation is not. Water follows the path of least resistance, meaning it’s headed straight to your house. Issues in your waterproofing system will allow the water to find the perfect spot to enter into your basement.