Basement Photo Friday – Melting Snow and Spring Rains Means Wet Basement and Flood Potential

Snow-MeltIt is said that for every 10 inches of snow that melts, an inch of rain is left behind.  Is your basement ready?

This Spring is going to be a wet one due to the rain and the ridiculously large amount of snow that has fallen in the NH and MA areas.

Lessen the chance of snow melt and rain flooding the basement by doing a few simple things:

tools   Shovel remaining snow away from your house and from the foundation.

tools   Clear the gutters so that the snow melt and rain can freely flow.

tools    Point gutter downspouts away from the foundation so water flows from the foundation.

tools   Have your sump pump serviced if it has not been serviced within the last 12 months.

tools   Install a sump pump, especially if your basement has been wet or flooded in the past.

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