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How to Protect Your Home from a Flood

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Homeowner Tips

How to Protect Your Home from a Flood

With the frequent rainfall in the Pacific Northwest, it’s crucial to prepare your home for a potential flood to avoid water damage that can lead to additional problems.

Check Around Your Home for Potential Water Intrusion Areas

Water can find its way into your basement or crawl space in multiple ways, such as:

  • Through cracks in the walls or floor
  • At the joint where the poured concrete floor meets the wall
  • Through cracks in mortar joints of block or masonry foundation walls

Recognize the Signs of Unwanted Water or Moisture

If your basement or crawl space already has unwanted water or moisture in it, these problems could intensify in the event of a flood:

Signs of a Wet Basement: 

  • Wet basement walls
  • Damp carpeting
  • Rusty appliances or floor vents
  • Leaking floor cracks
  • Cove joint seepage
  • Precipitation
  • Efflorescence, or mineral build-up, on basement walls

Signs of a Wet Crawl Space: 

  • Torn vapor barriers or vapor barrier puddles
  • Condensation or standing water
  • Wet insulation
  • Wood rot in floor joists
  • Visible mold
  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Bowed floors
  • High electric bills
  • Pests
  • A musty odor

Finding the Best Solution for Your Home

Don’t let a flood cause damage to your home. At TerraFirma, our trained experts specialize in wet basement and crawl space repairs of all kinds. We provide high-quality solutions for your home with our basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation products. If you’re concerned that your basement or crawl space is just one rainstorm away from water damage, then now is an ideal time to schedule your FREE consultation with TerraFirma.