Is Your Baltimore Basement Waterproofing Emergency-proof?

Were you among the unfortunate thousands who were stuck without power for days after last June’s derecho? For some people, the inability to use air conditioning, refrigerators, televisions and other household appliances wasn’t the worst part of the storm’s aftermath. Many had to worry that without the power to run sump pumps, their basements would flood if there was another storm.

That’s one fear Guardian Waterproofing can help you avoid. If you rely on a sump pump to keep the water from coming into your finished or unfinished basement, we can provide a battery backup system for your sump pump that will keep it running intermittently for days. That’s usually long enough to keep your basement dry until the electricity comes back.

There are different types of backup systems on the market today. Some involve rigging a battery backup to your current sump pump: when you lose power and water starts coming, the backup battery takes over and your pump continues its usual on and off cycling. There are also systems that include both a backup sump pump and a backup battery. These can come in very handy when a power surge comes through your interior wiring and burns out your regular sump pump’s motor. As part of our Baltimore basement waterproofing services, we’ll be happy to review the various available systems with you so that you can select the best option for your home.

Summer thunderstorms are often accompanied not only by power outages but also by heavy downpours that can cause flash floods just about anywhere they hit.  That’s why, even as we head into what’s usually our hottest and driest time of year, it’s a good idea to call Guardian, the experts in basement waterproofing in Baltimore, MD. We’ll inspect your basement and the exterior of your home to make sure that you’re prepared to handle an inch or more of rain coming down quickly.

Even people who don’t usually have moisture problems in their basements may wake up one day to a wet basement. This can be caused by clogged gutters, shift in soil slope and even changes in vegetation that surrounds your house. Your foundation may have developed a crack, or settlement of the soil around your home could have caused voids under the concrete slabs—voids that help water find its way into your home.

We offer a wide range of basement waterproofing services for Baltimore homes. They include both exterior waterproofing and interior waterproofing solutions: installation of drain tile systems (French drains), installation of sump pumps, foundation excavation and crack repairs, installation of stairwell drains and more.

Baltimore’s infamous humidity gives you enough moisture in your home at this time of year—you don’t need more in your basement. Give us a call today to make sure that you’re prepared to stay dry when the next big storm hits with high winds, heavy rain and powerful lightning.