An article recently published on New Hampshire newspaper The Union Leader‘s website caught our attention. The potential for flooding with any rains this Spring is high.
We know from experience that heavy snowfall throughout the Winter leads to ground saturation in the Spring. When the snowpack begins to melt, the resulting water runoff seeps into the ground. If the ground is anywhere near frozen as thawing begins, then the runoff finds it way down and through any path it can conquer.According to James Brown of the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. “The fact that it snowed a lot this year doesn’t mean it’s going to rain a lot,” he said. However, with yearly snowfall totals measuring more than 20 inches above average in many places, Brown said, the ground is saturated and rivers are running high.
Brown also notes that way up in the “North Country” the snow has yet to begin its full melting cycle due to the colder temperatures that are lingering. Once the snowpack from the North begins to melt off, the rivers and ground will become even more soaked and saturated. This will increase the possibility of flooding.
There are a few things that you can do to help keep your basement and home dry.
If you find that your basement has flooded or has any amount of water in it, please note:
To help you get a head start on controlling basement water seepage, we have created a simple checklist for you to download. This checklist outlines the steps and the information shown above and, it provides more easy steps you can take to make sure your basement is prepared.
Be sure to call us 800-445-7593 should you find your basement in a wet, flooded out situation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!