Time and time again, experts reiterate the importance of keeping your basement dry. There are different ways you can do this, and one of the most common solutions is directing your downspouts directly into a solid drain pipe. However, this method has its drawbacks, such as clogging or freezing and it’s unable to deal with surface water.
Another good option is creating a catch basin for water runoff. Reputable foundation repair contractor Rapid Dri shares more information on how catch basins can prevent basement flooding.
Placed directly below the downspout outlet, a catch basin functions as a collection point that transfers water to a solid drain pipe and then to a grate or emitter. Due to its design and placement, the catch basin can collect water from your downspout as well as pooling surface water. This is an important feature of the catch basin because surface water can be as much of a problem as roof runoff, especially if your soil is not adequately sloped away from the foundation.
How to Prevent Basement Flooding
To prevent basement flooding, one of the first things you can do is invest in the right basement waterproofing systems. Keep in mind that your main goal is to keep water away from your foundation. In order to determine the best solutions for your home, you have to consult an expert.
For instance, with regards to catch basins, you should hire a company that specializes in designing such a system. Your contractor should also be knowledgeable about flooding and foundation damage.
Rapid Dri will restore your foundation and waterproofing in an efficient manner. Our other areas of expertise include gutter and crawl space services. Call us at (734) 272-4563 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Ypsilanti, MI, and the surrounding areas.