If you live in the Northern Virginia area, you likely remember the big flood of 2019 that happened in July. Many homeowners suffered water damage, trash floating through the yards, and creeks where there used to be backyards. There was a real state of emergency declared in the Arlington, VA area. It can be hard to face down a flood when the waters continue to rise. When you’re in the middle of the rainfall, you’re probably thinking about making it to the next day, not about how you’re going to fix your home. However, there are several steps you can take to avoid or diminish the effects of serious flooding in your home, especially by following these great flood preparation tips.Person standing in flooded area with yellow rain boots on

How Can I Avoid Flooding Inside My Home?

If you can’t tell by our name, at Basement Masters Waterproofing, we are experts in the basement waterproofing industry. Early prevention is the key to ensuring your home is safe during the worst storms. There are several steps we can take to protect your investment, depending on the age and condition of your home.

Interior Waterproofing

If your home has:

  • Cracks in the walls or floor
  • Growing mold
  • Corroded electrical or HVAC outlets
  • Rotting support beams

You could already be in need of some interior waterproofing services. We can do a number of things to your basement, including:

  • Epoxy or Poly injections
  • Vapor barriers
  • Sump pumps
  • Interior Drainage Systems

If you already have a drainage system or sump pump installed, we can check that as well to make sure it is installed and functioning properly before the real floods hit.

Exterior Waterproofing

If it’s flooding outside, it’s likely that you will want some kind of exterior waterproofing system as well for extra protection. We can install:

  • Channel drains
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
  • Drainage Ditches
  • Catch Basins

We can even professionally grade the land around your home to improve the chances of water moving away from your home.

Remember Basement Masters Waterproofing for Flood Preparation

This area of Virginia gets a lot of rain each year. It’s better to be safe than sorry when a flood hits. You can always pay to repair the damages later, but you’ll probably be spending more money than if you took preventative measures in the first place. Don’t let yourself be stranded. We will develop a plan that’s perfect for your home and your needs. Stay high and dry by calling our professional team today for a free quote!

This post was originally published on 2/21/2020 and updated on 2/3/2022 for accuracy and a larger scope of information.

 

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