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Basement Seepage Problem in Shorewood?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Rain is pouring off a roof with no rain gutter attached. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will County.

Preventing Water Basement Water Damage

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to water damage emergencies in Shorewood and other areas in Will County throughout the year. Basement seepage is a common problem that can be prevented with a little work. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing basement water seepage:

  • Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.

  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you've never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
  • Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Shorewood, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

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