Flooding of basements of houses in Queens may occur due to several reasons. In the event that the basement of your home is flooded or even damp, it is necessary to take urgent steps to dry it and carry out the necessary repairs so that the basement is kept dry in the future. This is vital for a number of reasons – the health of your family, the preservation of things stored in the basement, and to increase the value of your property. Structural repairs are sometimes required in Queens to fix the basement flood. However, this is not always necessary. Trained personnel in basement inspection for causes of flooding are more likely to quickly identify the causes of flooding of your basement.
The possible causes of floods
Filtration of soil around the basement – this may be due to a combination of the clay bowl effect and the hydrostatic pressure
Once you have identified the causes of flooding your basement in Queens, you should fix the problem. This is done essentially by sealing all cracks in the floor, walls and window moldings in your basement. Apart from this, the company has contracted to ensure that your basement remains dry might suggest some other steps
.To reduce hydrostatic pressure, they could suggest an external drainage in the perimeter of the basement to divert the water to a sink from which it can be pumped out of the house. Sometimes the drain is placed under the basement floor and the collected water is drained out of the house. Another solution is to treat the base plate of the basement plant to avoid seepage of water. Sometimes the exterior walls of the basement are treated with water repellent coating to ensure that the water does not leak. In all probability one of these solutions will be used by the company you hire.
The specific solution recommended by the firm is based on the reason of the basement flood of your house.
In case the water in the basement of your home is due to leaks in the pipes, the company offers suitable solutions for this as well.
Plumbing problems such as leaks in washing machine hoses, leakage of water heaters and other appliances were also addressed by a specialist company that works to keep the basements of homes dry. All pipes and hoses will be inspected in your home and replace worn out ones with longer hoses and pipes.