Tips To Keep Your Home from Flooding

There are several ways homeowners can protect their homes from the increasingly strong and wet storms that have now become less the exception and more the rule.

 

 

 

  1. Make sure your sump pump is operating properly.
  2. Install a battery backup or generator for sump pumps.
  3. Have an interior drain system installed in the basement that runs into the sump pump/pit.
  4. Look for early warning signs of leakage, such as dampness in the basement, a musty odor, cracks on the walls or floors and discoloration or white powder on the walls.
  5. Make sure all gutters are clear and running well away from the home.
  6. If the home has no basement, make sure land is graded well away from foundation slab, which is equally important for homes with basements as well.