Basement flooding is a problem that nobody wants to have on their plate. Homeowners all over Canada, suffer from basement flooding on a regular basis. There are various reasons that leads to basement flooding. Rather than deal with it, most households prefer to wait, hoping the problem to go away on its own. When your household is going through a basement flooding problem, it’s better to understand what’s causing the problem. Understanding the root cause of the problem will help you deal with it and also ensure that the problem does not occur again. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Location

One of the most common problems associated with basement flooding is the house being constructed on an unsuitable site. If your house is built on a slopped terrain, then the water will flow down the slope and hence the water won’t get accumulated around the foundation of your house. But if that’s not the case, and your house is situated at the bottom of the slant terrain, then there are high chances that water may get accumulated in your basement or around the foundation of your house.

2. Improper floor and wall sealing

Another reason for flooding is the flooring of the house and the wall not sealed properly. If the basement wall is not sealed as required, then water will seep through them. Such things occur in during extreme weather conditions. If your basement is going through a flooding problem after every extreme weather occurrence, then it is time to get the seal checked for any leakages.

3. Clogged gutter system

One of the very common causes for basement flooding is having a clogged gutter system. It usually happens when the manifold connecting your house to the sewer system gets blocked. If you suspect this to be the case, then call the respective municipal authorities and ask them to have a look at it.

4. Incompetent drainage system

An incompetently or incorrectly installed drainage system will wreak havoc on your basement during bad weather occurrences. This usually happens when the drain is not able to handle the overload and starts causing leaks in your basement.

5. Debris

If you have an eavestrough which is filled with debris, then it might overflow during heavy rainfall and it might cause a leak in your basement. There is a simple solution for the problem. Clean them yourself, as it’s a fairly easy task to accomplish although somewhat tedious. If they still overflow, then replace them with larger ones.

If your house is equipped with a sump pump, then it’s better to get them serviced at least once a year. A sump pump is the best quick fix solution to a flooded basement.
The above points will surely help you pinpoint the problems that are responsible for you basement being flooded. In case you are able to identify the problems on your own or if you are willing to discuss any of the above points in detail, then get in touch with Pro Plumbing.


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