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Indianapolis Winter Thaw The Pre Cursor to Spring!

Indianapolis Winter Thaw The Pre Cursor to Spring!

Did You Know

As the mercury in your thermometers begins its climb out of winter hibernation, so too does the chances of basement flooding begin for homes in and around Indianapolis.

Perhaps in your haste to prepare your basement for the upcoming winter season, you missed a thing or two that has the potential of turning your basement into an indoor swimming pool!

Let’s take a look at some preventative measures you can take to prevent those winter thaw issues from flooding your basement spaces for your Indianapolis home.

Preventative Measures Outside Your Home

Here are some good sound tips on preparing your basement for the winter thaw!

  • Disconnect your downspouts that are connected to your sewer line where applicable.
  • Remove all leaves and other debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Reseal all ground-level windows and window wells.
  • Make sure disconnected downspouts are effectively draining at least six and a half feet from your foundation.
  • Grading around your home effectively drains away from your home.
  • Install porous pavement around your home to absorb snow and rainwater runoff.
  • Repair and/or replace any weeping tile system.
  • Clean out any roadside catch basins so runoff can flow directly to the sewer.
  • Clean out drain swells (shallow ditch) between properties.

Preventative Measures Inside Your Home

These tips will help protect your basement from winter thaw that could invade your indoor spaces!

  • Be certain that all your indoor plumbing is operating as it should particularly your drain system.
  • Have a professional install a backwater valve and sump pump plumbing.
  • Regular preventative maintenance of your indoor basement flooding devices such as sump pumps. They need power to operate, so you may need an additional power source just in case of a power outage.
  • Install basement shelving to get items up off the floor. If you keep important documents in the basement make sure you have them in a waterproof container or safe.
  • Avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper that could lead to a blocked sanitary line.
  • Avoid installing carpet in your basement as it will retain water in the event of a flood.

Keep This in Mind!

The ground outside your home is going to become solid frozen at some point during the winter. Any additional rainfall or snow will have no place to go and continue freezing in layers on the already frozen ground.

Once those spring temperatures begin to thaw all of that wintertime mess, the ensuing water is going to follow the path of the least resistance, and most times that is the areas immediately around your home’s foundation!

Be prepared as well for those heavy springtime rains that often come in the months of March through May adding to the possibilities of your basement being flooded. Keep the areas of your yard that are right up at the edge of your foundation prepared for the winter thaw!

Everdry Waterproofing, based in Indianapolis, is your key to a dry basement after this coming winter thaw!  The waterproofing methods used by Everdry Waterproofing are far superior to any previous methods of waterproofing you may or may not have tried.

When you trust your waterproofing job to a waterproofing expert like Everdry, you will get a waterproofing solution that is tailored to your home and your needs! Everdry Waterproofing will result in a waterproofing experience that you will be totally satisfied with and willing to recommend it to all your family and friends!

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