Protect Your Home From Rainy Season With A Drainage System in Springfield Missouri
Rainy season in the Ozarks is when our lawns start to green back up and the trees to start to bloom. Unfortunately it also means that a lot of homes will have to deal with flooded crawl spaces and basements.
As the rainy season approaches, there’s no better time to ensure your home is properly waterproofed. Heavy downpours can lead to various issues, such as leaks, flooding, and structural damage. The key to preventing these problems is by preparing your home for the wet weather ahead.
Dog Gone Waterproofing has a wealth of experience in keeping homes dry and secure during the rainy season.
Ideally, you would have already addressed any potential water intrusion issues before Spring time, but that may not always be possible.
Or, you may not know you have an issue until it starts raining this season. Either way, if you notice water intrusion in your crawl space or basement, give us a call before you have a major water intrusion problem.
A proper assessment of your crawl space or basement will help our certified inspectors know what type of drainage system would work best to keep your home dry. Sometimes it’s as simple as adjusting some things on the exterior of your home, such as grading or downspout extensions.
Water can also seep into your home through cracks or gaps in your foundation, leading to dampness and potential damage. We can inspect your foundation for any signs of damage, and use a high-quality sealant to patch up any cracks or gaps.
Poor drainage can lead to water pooling around your home, putting pressure on your foundation and causing leaks. Our inspectors will make sure your property has adequate drainage, with water directed away from the house.
This may involve installing French drains or regrading your yard to create a slope that directs water away from your home’s foundation.
Basements are particularly susceptible to water damage during the rainy season. Waterproofing your basement involves sealing any cracks or gaps in the walls, floor, or ceiling, as well as installing a sump pump to remove excess water.
You can also invest in a dehumidifier to help regulate moisture levels and reduce the risk of mold and mildew growth.
No matter what is the best waterproofing solution for your home, whether it’s a small step or many steps, a drainage system can save you headaches and a lot of money in the future.
Properly waterproofing your home now will save you money in the long run by preventing future issues such as mold, wood rot, foundation cracks, ruined personal items, and the list goes on.
Don’t wait until your basement has a foot of water in it. If you see even a small stream of water coming through a tiny foundation crack, or see a small puddle of water on the floor in the corner, you need to get on it right away.
Even a small amount of water intrusion is a problem, because it won’t fix itself. It will continue to get worse. Soon you will be dealing with a major issue.
Fixing a small foundation crack today could save you thousands of dollars and a massive headache in the future. Don’t ignore water intrusion. Call Dog Gone Waterproofing for an assessment of what you need to protect your home and your family today.