Let’s face it — basement and flooding are two words that don’t go well together, and two words that you never want to see together. But the truth is that Calgary is a city that is extremely prone to floods, and a result PLANit Builders can’t stress enough the importance of being adequately prepared for the worst-case scenarios.
If you own a house with a basement, then learning how to protect your basement from flooding is of the utmost importance. To make the process easier for you, Calgary basement development company PLANit Builders has compiled a short list of quick and easy tips that you can follow in order to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a basement flood. So without further ado, here they are:
- Make the ground gently slop away from your house. This is to make sure that no water is trapped around the foundation of your house, which brings us to our next point…
- Clean your gutters. Gutters filled with debris will not be able to dispense of water properly and will most likely result in a flood. Similarly, ensure that your gutters and downspouts extend away from your house
- If you don’t have one, buy and install a sump pump. In emergency situations a sump pump is your first line of defense against a flood.
- Check your basement regularly. Flooding happens fast. Check your basement regularly for anything that could lead to a flood. Make sure that the latter is in perfect condition. This advice also applies during heavy rainstorms. If needed don’t hesitate to go outside and to walk around your house to ensure that no water is being accumulated around its foundation.