4 Sets of Products to Prevent Flooding in Your Home

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If they haven’t done so already, homeowners should scrutinize their property’s vulnerability to flooding. Our region sees heavy thunderstorms and flash floods every year; moreover, tropical storms come along towards the end of summer. Yet by reaching out to professionals and seeking waterproofing solutions - including basement dehumidifier installation - homeowners can protect their families and investments.

People across the Washington, DC, region rely on the expert team at NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair. Since 1986, we’ve offered homeowners repair services for wet basements, crawl spaces, and foundations. Our outstanding customer service, excellent craftsmanship, and cutting-edge products have earned us a sound reputation. Check out our website to learn more about our services or schedule a free project estimate.

Below, we examine sets of products that can protect your home from flooding:

  1. Interior Drainage Systems

If water collects in your basement, or you worry that it could, ask us about our interior drainage systems. NV Waterproofing offers several, but we recommend the WaterGuard® system for standard basements.

This system calls for spacers - plastic devices that create a small gap - along the floor/wall joint on top of the footing. When water trickles down the basement walls, the spacers catch and feed it into the drainage pipe.

The WaterGuard® design and installation process prevent debris from clogging the pipe and drainage outlet. Moreover, the system protects the foundation from water damage. Its manufacturers designed it to provide efficient drainage over many years.

  1. Sump Pumps

Every home in our region must have at least one reliable sump pump. Put simply, a sump pump is a water pump that sits in a hole dug into your basement floor. The hole itself collects water from the nearby water table, any interior drainage system, and - particularly in buried basements - any exterior drainage system.

The pump then discharges the collected water to a safe location outside your home.  Thus, you must have a pump in good working order - yet many old pumps do not clear that bar. So, we offer several systems, which our technicians can install in six steps.

Our most secure option is the TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System, which comes with two pumps and a battery backup if your power fails. We also offer the SuperSump® Premier Pump System, a more economical (yet still effective) product. No matter what, avoid cheap retail options, which have a reputation for failing. We guarantee the efficacy and endurance of our options.

  1. Basement and Crawl Space Dehumidifiers

While drainage systems and sump pumps can prevent flooding from several water sources, they can’t thwart humidity. The design and conditions of basements and crawl spaces create air moisture, which can damage your home’s structure. However, we have products that prevent moisture’s pernicious effects. 

NV Waterproofing offers SaniDry™ dehumidifier & air systems to fight moisture and concomitant mold problems. Standard, one-room models cannot treat basements or crawl spaces, but SaniDry™ dehumidifiers are more powerful and energy-efficient than traditional systems. 

Signs of humidity damage include pungent odors, discolored walls, or bubbling wallpaper in your basement. If you notice these, you may already face mold problems, infestations, or rot in your house’s structure. However, dehumidifiers circulate air through the surrounding space to fight the moisture that builds up in it. 

  1. Basement Windows

Windows tend to be a weak spot in basements where water can seep in. Oftentimes, they remain out of sight and out of mind then become rusted, rotted, and/or drafty. It’s no wonder that, in such a state, they allow water in. 

So, we offer safety-engineered egress windows that can keep your basement bright and dry. Designed by Rockwell, these windows also work as a secure exit route from your basement. They are code-compliant and withstand UV rays, rain, and snow.

Professional Dehumidifier Installation & Waterproofing Available Now!

Whether you have a wet basement or worry about getting one, you can take steps to protect your home. Call NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair and ask us about our services, including basement dehumidifier installation. We are among the region’s top waterproofing and foundation repair companies, staffed by a team of experienced technicians. Call us today at 1-855-649-7594 or fill out our online form for a free, no-obligation project estimate.

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