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Stormwater Intrusion in Gold Coast Basement?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Gold Coast/Lincoln Park/Lakeview responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in the Gold Coast area and offer these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing basement water seepage:

  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you’ve never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
  • Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall, potentially through any cracks.
  • Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

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When your Gold Coast home or commercial business has storm damage, SERVPRO® of Gold Coast/Lincoln Park/Lakeview is Here to Help. ® Our technicians have the equipment, training, and experience to restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 773-935-6750.

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