In springtime the elevated levels of ground water due to snow and ice melting puts your basement at the risk of flooding. With heavy rains in the forecast the risk of basement leaks and flooding drastically increases. 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. Signs of leaking often means that you have a problem and waterproofing your basement properly is the solution.