Basement flooding in Beltsville MD

Is your basement flooding in your Beltsville, MD home? It’s a serious problem because few things are more damaging to home and property than water. Obviously, the first order of business is to solve the immediate problem, but until and unless the root cause is addressed, it’s bound to happen again in the future.

Barring some plumbing calamity, if you’re dealing with basement flooding in your Beltsville, MD home, then the water’s coming in from the outside, and in quantity. In all likelihood, the issue is that you don’t have a proper drainage system in and around your home, and you may not have one at all.

In that case, any time it rains, water collects right up against your house where it supersaturates the soil, damages your foundation and exerts tremendous pressure on the walls of your basement. Over time, this leads to cracks, and long before your basement flooding issues began in your Beltsville, MD home, you probably saw seepage as the cracks began to grow. The air in the basement probably smelled musty and felt so humid that it had a thick, damp quality to it. Then, of course, things got worse, and now you’re looking at major damage, not to mention the probable loss of some (or all) of the stuff you were storing in the basement.

As bad as the problem is, there is a solution, and we can help. Even if you’re a committed “do it yourselfer,” if things have gotten so bad that you’re seeing flooding, this isn’t an issue you want to try and tackle alone. While there are a few DIY fixes you can use to patch cracks and do at least some waterproofing, those are stopgap measures at best, and none of the DIY fixes address the root of the problem, which comes down to poor or nonexistent drainage.

Your home should have had a French drain installed around it when it was first built. It’s possible that it did, and over time, the drain has become clogged to the point of inoperability. If that’s the case, a bit of excavation will reveal the drain, and we can isolate and fix the problem fairly inexpensively.

On the other hand, if your home just never had a French drain installed in the first place, that’s a bigger project. It’s still fixable, but will require excavating around your house to fully expose the foundation and install the drain, with the objective being to redirect the water safely away from your home. Once that’s done, we can fix the damage to the basement walls and see to it that the issue never comes up again.

You don’t have to go it alone. Help is just a phone call away. Call us today.

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