One of the most common homeowner catastrophes, water damage in the basement, is actually preventable. Most homeowners don’t realize that they can take pro-active steps to decrease the likelihood of finding their precious belongings water damaged and destroyed. All it takes is a little forethought and planning because you can call an expert today and talk to them about waterproofing your basement.
Insurance can be a real hassle when it comes to a flooded basement. Adjusters can take a long time to make decisions about claims and they treat flooding differently if it comes in through a basement window compared to seeping in through the concrete itself. If you can prevent the hassle of dealing with your insurance company, simply by having a waterproofing system installed, it is well worth the time and money.
Make sure you find a company you can trust. If you are deciding who to have come look at your basement, you should find out if you are dealing with a licensed professional soils engineer, or a landscape and drainage systems designer. Experts like these can look at your entire drainage system and foundation as a whole and point out trouble spots like drains emptying too close to the foundation of your home, or improper ground sloping. Sometimes very simple fixes like cleaning out your gutters can make a world of difference.
If you live in Virginia and want to prevent flooding issues before they can start, please contact us. We have professional experience you can trust.