Posts Tagged ‘flooding’

The Problems with a Flooded Crawl Space

A flooded crawl space is something no one wants, and something a lot of people don’t know they even have. Such damage can lead to issues within the home, or even worse, long-term health issues.

What It Can Damage
The problems with a flooded crawl space extend far past the crawl space. While it is a central point for water to pool, water and humidity will eventually seep upwards, damage the structure, create foul smells, back up sewage, and more. Here are just a few things that an uncared-for flooded crawl space can damage: Continue reading “The Problems with a Flooded Crawl Space” »

What is a Sump Pump?

Sump PumpRain has been pouring down in sheets all day. You’re inside and tucked under a warm, snuggly blanket, safe from the storm. This weather doesn’t bother you at all! You don’t live in an area prone to flooding, but you’ve heard from your neighbors that water can seep through tiny crevices in poured cement walls. Aren’t you afraid that your basement will flood from all of this rainwater runoff? NO – because you have a sump pump!

Sump pumps are small pumps installed in basements and crawl spaces. Their job is to keep your basement dry by pumping out excess water that accumulates through various means. They are usually installed in a pit area, and the water is directed towards the pump by a drain or through natural water drainage patterns in the soil.

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