Basement Flooding

Basement Waterproofing Yonkers has been in the water damage restoration business for years. As a result, we have been able to identify the main causes and consequences of basement flooding. We believe that it is important to share this knowledge with our clients, in order for them to fully understand the importance of our service. We hope that this information can be useful to all Yonkers residents, so that they can take the proper, necessary steps to protect their property. Feel free to contact us if you would like to request any further information about basement flooding or the services that we provide.

Reasons for flooding
Our company has worked in thousands of basements in Yonkers. After all these years of professional experience, we consider that there are four main reasons why homeowners have problems with flooding. The first is that they have bad drainage in their foundation. The second is that there is a high hydrostatic pressure which causes water to drain into the basement floor. Furthermore, sometimes Yonkers has to deal with acid in rain water, which can cause cracks in the foundation. Finally, cement and concrete can have corrosion problems, which also lead to leaks. If you hire us, we will do a full diagnosis to identify the causes of flooding in your property.

Consequences of flooding
We always tell our clients that it is important to take care of the water damage as soon as possible. If the water isn’t taken out quickly and properly, you will most certainly have a mold situation in your hands. Mold can have a negative impact on the health of your house and family. Furthermore, flooding can seriously damage your basement’s drywall, to the point of having to replace it. Avoid yourself the excessive and unplanned expenses caused by flooding. Instead, hire Basement Waterproofing Yonkers so that we can waterproof your basement on time and avoid all those nasty side effects caused by floods.

Hazardous basement
Some customers tend to ask us why is a flooded basement so dangerous? Well, there is a few things to think about. The first thing to consider is fallen drywall. When drywall gets wet, it can weight down so much that it can crack and break off.  The second consideration is electrical installation. A lot of times you may have damaged electrical wire in the basement which can cause the flooded water to be charged. This is why we recommend to turn off the electricity breakers when you are dealing with water damage. The last consideration is possible accidents that can occur due to “slip and fall” situations.

Preventing a leaky basement
Preventing a leaky basement will have lots of benefits for your family’s health and lifestyle, as well as maintaining your house’s market value when and if you choose to resell the property. Some of the solutions that our company can offer is French drains, exterior grading, foundation waterproofing and interior draintile. Depending on the specific conditions of your home, our expert technicians will recommend the perfect solution for you.