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Why is there water in my basement?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

A storm comes and everything seems okay but then you go downstairs and find that your basement is flooded. They first question might be, how did this happen?

There are many reasons that could have lead to this. 

Water tables vary and if the water table under the house gets too high it will find a way into the house. It might even find a small crack in the floor. This would be a great reason to see a water proofing company to take a look at the foundation etc.

Some other things to check would be the gutters. Sometimes they are clogged and will cause water to find a way in. Also, check if your down spouts. If they are not directed away from your home properly then water will get in. 

Check for clogging in storm drains is always best as well. 

Landscaping and pavers can shift over time and the slope can direct water towards the house. 

SERVPRO of Howard County is always there to help whenever you need us. We will get your basement back to normal.

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