4 Tips to Reduce Water Damage in a Flood Zone

Basement, interior

3. Waterproof Your Basement

Expect a high chance of flooding and long-term problems if you have a basement, and the structural integrity of your basement may be at risk if it isn’t well maintained.

Basement waterproofing, especially around your foundation, can help reduce these risks. The first step in keeping your basement dry is to make sure there is proper drainage in your yard so rainwater doesn’t pool next to your house foundation.

Read, “3 Tips to Keep Water out of Basements,” for more information.

Downspout, properly placed, pointing away from the foundation with enough slope

4. Move Downspouts and Problem Areas

Make sure downspouts and other sources of flowing water around your home are kept away from sensitive areas.

You want to aim your downspouts so they flow into a lower elevation. This prevents water from backing up around your house while creating a natural path for rainwater.

Interesting in making your home as flood-proof as can be? Contact a licensed professional at your earliest convenience.

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio.

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