A Modern Way to Prevent Basement Flooding


Andreas Klippe no responses August 26, 2021

Basement Flooding

Has your basement at home ever been flooded? Let’s say it hasn’t. But do you know that basements are susceptible to flooding? Even if it does not rain for a year, basement flooding could still happen. 

Thus, this blog presents to you the latest technology that can address the basement flooding problem.

Some Reasons for Basement Flooding

1. Substandard Basement Sealing

Sealing was improperly done so floodwater flowed into the basement., Basement Flooding
Sealing was improperly done so floodwater flowed into the basement. 

When a house is built, the basement tiles and foundation must be properly sealed, especially if it is in an area vulnerable to downpours, tropical cyclones, or other severe weather conditions. In fact, melted snow can also leak into a badly sealed basement, causing flooding.

For colder regions in the world, something else plays an important role: water that goes into the mansory and freezes. The expanding ice will damage the mansory and create cracks. Not very favorable. Now the way is paved for all kinds of water to get in.

Hence, if sealing is not done properly, water will gradually flow into the basement from the ground, and trigger a disaster! 

2. Tile Drainage Failure

The poorly installed tile drainage caused flooding in the basement, Basement Flooding
The poorly installed tile drainage caused flooding in the basement.

A tile drainage is a perforated plastic pipe that is used to move water away to prevent it from seeping into the house. If it has been installed improperly or fails, the basement may experience flooding, especially during downpours.

3. Improperly Installed Downspouts

The rainwater can’t be directed away from the house since a part of the downspout is missing, Basement Flooding
The rainwater can’t be directed away from the house since a part of the downspout is missing.

Downspouts direct water away from the house and its foundation to the street or backyard. Moreover, they should be at least five to six feet away from the basement wall. 

If a downspout is broken or missing, water could seep into the basement or flow into the cracks of the foundation.

4. Clogged Gutters

 Leaves clogged up the gutter, causing it to overflow.

If your house is close to trees, your gutters may become clogged with fallen leaves, twigs, and other debris. Since debris hinders water from flowing through the downspout and away from the house, gutters may overflow. Ultimately, water will gush down the sides of the house where it can flow into the basement. Therefore, clean your rain gutter at least once a year.

5. Location of Your House

The house is flooded because it is in a low-lying area or a lower ground.

You are likely to experience basement flooding if your yard or the land around your house is on a lower ground. Your property may be the “catch basin” of floods from large areas around it. 

In this case, it is more likely that floods will occur in your property — eventually flooding your house even down to the basement. 

This Is the Modern Way

A modern way to prevent basement flooding starts with a proper engineering assessment

How? 

During the engineering assessment, professional engineers or flood experts assess and inspect the whole facility, its fences, and all surrounding areas. Then, out of the data they have gathered, they propose solutions to block every possible entrance of floodwater. Hence, probable causes of flooding in your basement can all be taken care of.

A modern way to prevent basement flooding starts with a proper engineering assessment.

In the engineering assessment, the engineers will also recommend the most suitable barriers for the property. 

RS German-trained engineers inspect the whole house basement to find out what may cause floodwater to seep into and to provide solutions.

These modern flood barriers are made in the European Union, so you can be sure that their materials and fabrication process are reliable. They are secured with durable seals and can resist any weather conditionsclimate change is not an exception. Therefore, it is very impossible for floodwater to seep into the barriers and wreak havoc on your basement. 

With proper engineering assessment, long-term flood protection of your basement is nothing to worry about, too.

100% confidence is the result of no under-protection nor of over-protection.

To know how it is done, click the “WATCH THE VIDEO HERE” button. 

Also, if you want to become better acquainted with the modern flood control technology, you can have a conversation with a Flood Expert. Just click the “BOOK A MEETING FOR FREE” button.

Andreas Klippe

About the author

Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

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