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6 Easy Steps to Help Prevent Water in Your Basement

No one likes to have water in their basement. Water in your basement or crawlspace could be caused by foundation problems or another issue. We have compiled a list that will help to determine the cause and ways to prevent water intrusion in your basement or crawlspace. 

Make sure your gutters are free of debris to help the water travel down. The rain spout should be pointed away from the foundation so pools of water do not form around the foundation of the house causing water to invade your basement. If water starts to pool it can also lead to  your sidewalk or pavement to sink. We can help raise any pavement with a simple technique called Slabjacking.

Soil that is angled away from your home will help to keep water moving away from your foundation. This will help keep areas from pooling up around and along the foundation of the home.

When planting trees you want to make sure you plant at least 20 feet away from your home (smaller trees can be closer). This will prevent any damage caused by the tree or the tree roots to your foundation. 

Check your sump pump regularly to make sure it is working properly. Clean any debris found in or around the sump pump. Testing the battery back up monthly will help to make sure you won't lose power to your sump pump.

Crawlspace entries can be a cause of multiple problems from pests, water and air quality. To help get rid of these problems you can install a entry door to your crawlspace. Installing an entry door will help to keep rain water, pests, unwanted visitors out and your crawlspace dry.

Another way that water makes its way into your basement is through cracks or gaps in your foundation walls. Checking around the interior and exterior of your home will help to determine if you have foundation issues. If you are not sure or unaware of where to check give the experts at Acculevel a call 866-669-3349.