Is the basement flooding in your Potomac, MD home? If it is, then you know what a nightmare it can be. Very few things are more damaging to your home and property. It’s insidious. It gets into and under everything and it can cause serious damage in virtually no time. It’s a crisis, no doubt, and it needs to be dealt with immediately before things spiral out of control and you find yourself facing a repair bill you’ll struggle to pay.
Before we can fix the basement flooding in your Potomac, MD home though, we’ve got to get to the root cause of the issue. In cases like these, it’s one of two things: Either it’s a busted pipe, or it’s a drainage issue, or more specifically, the lack of drainage around your home.
If it’s a busted pipe, you’re in luck. If your basement is flooding in your Potomac, MD home, it might not feel like luck, but honestly, a busted pipe is a quick, easy fix, which, under the circumstances, is about the best outcome you can hope for.
If it’s a drainage issue, the problem is still fixable, but it’s still a bigger job, for sure. In this case, one of two things are true. You’ve either got a French drain around the foundation of your home, but over time, it’s become clogged or damaged to the point where it’s no longer operational, or you don’t have one at all and you desperately need one.
If you have a drain and it’s just not working, that’s bad, but not as bad as it could be. We find the problem, fix it, then attend to the damage of the basement itself.
Worst case scenario, you don’t have a drain at all, which means there’s nothing to keep water from pooling around your home and causing further damage. Until and unless that’s fixed, the problem is just going to keep getting worse.
This is a major project, but still doable. To fix the issue once and for all, we’ll need to do some serious excavation to expose your entire foundation. Then we can add a French drain, waterproof your basement from the outside, then move indoors to fix the damage to the basement itself.
Whichever the case, as soon as we identify the problem, we’ll let you know the details and give you a free, no-obligation quote so you’ll know exactly what it will take to put the whole mess behind you. Assuming you’re comfortable with our quote, we’ll get to work, and before you know it, it’s over and done with.