HOW TO: Reduce Basement Flooding Risk

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It is not uncommon for rain showers to wreak havoc on any home’s basement, no matter the location. Simply resolving an obvious gutter or downspout leak can solve most basement water problems. Though a few water problems may have some causes that are difficult to identify and fix. In this post, Long Island Insurance Executive, Gregg S. Marcus, explains how most basement flooding issues can be solved using three basic steps: Evaluate, Inspect, and Install a Solution.

Evaluate the Problem
It should be noted if you cannot locate the source of the problem yourself that it is important to contact a professional. In order to properly evaluate your problem you must answer these questions:

  • Does the basement flood every year at approximately the same time?

To read this post in it’s entirety, click here to visit the Gregg Marcus official website.


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