Are you dealing with basement flooding in your Bethesda, MD home? We sure hope not – that’s one of the worst, most problematic things that could happen to your home. The reality is that few things are more destructive than water, and the damage even moderate basement flooding in your Bethesda, MD home can be catastrophic, with damages running into the thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars.
Before we can fix it though, we’ve got to understand what the underlying problem is. Where basement flooding in your Bethesda, MD home is concerned, there are two possibilities. The first and most obvious is a busted pipe. Easy to spot, and easy to fix, although the cleanup will still take some time. Still, if this is the issue, count yourself lucky. It can be (fairly) quickly resolved.
The other possibility is a drainage issue, or to be more specific, the lack of drainage around your home.
If your house was built on a low-lying area of your property, then it’s almost certain to have drainage issues, which the builders should have been aware of before they started building. What should have happened is that during the early stages of construction, they should have installed a French drain, which would have diverted water safely away from your house.
They may have done that, but in the intervening years, something could have happened to the drain to clog or damage it to the point that it’s no longer doing its job. If that’s the case, the problem is bad, but not as bad as it could be. We just find the problem with the drain, fix it, waterproof your basement, then fix the damage in your basement and you’re all set.
The worst case scenario is that, for whatever reason, no drain was ever installed. In that case, the problem is still fixable, but it’s a much larger project. We’ll need to do some serious excavation, exposing your entire foundation. This will enable us to install a French drain retroactively, waterproof your basement, then move to the interior to attend to the damages there.
The first thing we’ll do, of course, is come out and assess your situation so we can get a handle on the root cause of the flooding. Once we know that, we’ll give you a no-obligation estimate so you’ll know exactly what it will take to fix the problem once and for all. Then, assuming you’re comfortable with our estimate, we’ll get to work, and before you know it, the issue will be solved and you’ll have one less thing to worry about and tremendous peace of mind.
Problems like these are never fun to deal with, but you don’t have to go it alone. Call us today. We’ll be there when you need us.