The changing of the seasons brings its fair share of weather anomalies. In some parts of the country, the transition from snow to springtime oftentimes causes flooding (from several inches to a few feet) due to the melting of frozen ground. Basement maintenance experts give some pointers on what needs to be done to prevent household flooding as much as possible. Residents of Indianapolis should take note; given the amount of snow winter has brought to the city.
The Basement Casualty
Obviously the lowest point of the house is the first to be affected by floodwater, making the basement the most common casualty. According to Flood Smart, damage caused by an inch of water to a 1000 square foot home can cost up to $10,000 to fix. Imagine the cost to repair damage from six inches of water.