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Basement Flooding

Basements can flood from almost any point -- including the walls, floor, and pipes. The solution to a flooded basement depends entirely on what's causing the flood in the first place.

What Causes Basement Flooding And How To Prevent It

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A basement flood can lead to extensive damage to your home and property.

Today's small leak can lead to serious flooding in the future -- don't wait to fix your wet basement!

When your home was built, the contractors designing it never meant for the basement to be a damp, musty, flooding space. But as time and the forces of nature continue to bear down on your foundation, it's bound to leak sooner or later.

Basement flooding is a problem that can be solved quickly (and effectively), provided that you know what you're up against.

Basement Flooding Repair In Michigan

Due to the many ways that basements flood, the variety of solutions on the market, and because of how important it is to be able to count on your basement as dry, usable space, basement waterproofing is best when done by a professional.

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we specialize in the unique problems that below-grade spaces present. Our installations include a written, transferable warranty that will provide you with long-lasting peace of mind.

Common Basement Flooding Problems

Basements can flood from almost any point -- including the walls, floor, pipes, and hatchway entrances. The solution to a flooded basement depends entirely on what's causing the flood in the first place.

The examples that follow link to easy guides to help you understand what to do when your basement floods, why it's flooding, and how to solve your unique basement problems.

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Help! My Basement Flooded!

What do you do when you discover that your basement is flooded with several feet of water? In this article, we guide you through six steps to tackling that flood and solving your problems.

Highlights:

  • Who to call to pump out your basement
  • Tips for your insurance company
  • How to get the fastest professional service
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Why Is My Basement Flooding?

Why do basements leak? And why did the basement just start leaking now? In this article, we cover the building science behind groundwater intrusion and basement flooding.

Highlights:

  • The "Clay Bowl Effect"
  • How hydrostatic pressure affects your home
  • Why a perimeter drain system works
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Basement Flooding From Plumbing

When a home experiences a plumbing failure, a basement can fill up like a swimming pool! In this article, we share some simple solutions to prevent a plumbing flood in your basement.

Highlights:

  • Preventing bursting washer hoses
  • Protecting from water heater failure
  • Flood alarms
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Basement Flooding From Stairways

Water can flow through the hatchway and down the stairs even when a sump pump system is installed. In this article, we explain why this kind of flooding occurs -- and how to prevent it.

Highlights:

  • How hatchway entrances are built
  • Where they leak
  • Effective waterproofing solutions
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Flooding Through Wall Cracks

Not all cracks in foundation walls are signs of a structural issue. But even a small crack is a big problem if it's leaking. This article takes you through the steps of permanently sealing leaky wall cracks.

Highlights:

  • Which products seal cracks permanently
  • A step-by-step guide to crack sealing
  • Humidity from concrete foundation walls
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Flooding Through Floor Cracks

What do you do when water is leaking straight up through your foundation floor? Will a perimeter drain system solve this? This article outlines why floor leaks occur -- and how to deal with them.

Highlights:

  • Three steps to waterproofing a basement floor
  • When lateral lines are needed
  • Other sources of moisture through basement floors

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