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How to Prevent Basement Leaks

Have a basement that’s prone to leaking?

Taking these steps can help ward off a potential disaster…

Seal the Cracks
Check the walls and ceilings of your basement for cracks and holes.
Seal them with a waterproof mixture or cement coating.

Check the perimeter
Basement leaks often originate from a home’s exterior, so check your gutters and downspouts.
Make sure they’re free of leaves and debris so rain flows properly.

Check the sewer pipe
You may have a hidden leak, such as a cracked sewer pipe.
Warning signs include a slow drain, a gas odor, and stains or mold on basement walls and ceilings.

Call in a professional if this is the case.