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How to Keep Your Finished Basement Flood-Free

A finished basement offers many exciting design possibilities that homeowners often want to invest in. if you have an unfinished basement and would like to better utilize it, it’s a good idea to start with knowing how to keep that area flood-free.

In today’s post, home remodeling company DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Aiken shares tips on keeping a finished basement dry.

Check Your Gutters

Gutter systems do more than just drain rainwater away from your roof and siding. An optimally functioning gutter and downspout system will keep water away from the foundation of your house as well. Keeping your gutters intact and clog-free keeps water from entering your basement through the foundation.

Invest in a Sump Pump

If flooding is a frequent threat, you’ll want a high-performing sump pump that works no matter the weather. Choose an option that’s equipped with two pumps, with one that runs on electricity and the other that is powered by a backup source.

Inspect the Plumbing

One of the best ways to ensure your basement remains flood-free is to check the plumbing. This can be a tricky DIY inspection to pull off since plumbing work is complicated. Your best course of action would be to consult a professional.

Be Vigilant About Foundation Cracks

The tiniest crack in your basement’s walls and floors can spell big trouble. You can use epoxy or masonry sealer if any cracks are spotted. Better yet, call a basement waterproofing pro!

Your Dream Home Awaits

Unlike other bathroom and kitchen remodeling companies, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Aiken will start by learning about your vision for your home and will strive to address all your remodeling needs and concerns. Call us today at (803) 335-1758 and let us help you create your dream home!

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