Extensive Rainfall Leads to Extensive Flooded Basement Damage

Wichita's Professional Home Buyers are no strangers to buying and repairing homes with structural water damage. Find out some of their tips for keeping water damage out of your basement and away from your wallet.
WICHITA, Kan. - June 28, 2016 - PRLog -- After a month of storming and extensive rainfall in Wichita, Kansas, Professional Home Buyers have grown accustom to getting calls about damp, wet, or flooded basements. The hydrostatic pressure from sitting ground water has created bowing, cracking, and shifting basement walls, causing very expensive structural repairs. Luckily, Professional Home Buyers (PHB) have been purchasing homes with mild to severe basement problems for years and have picked up a few tips and tricks for protecting your basement from water damage.

Tip #1 - DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PROPER GUTTERING, DOWNSPOUTS, AND POSITIVE LANDSCAPE GRADING. Proper installation and up-keep is key to keeping the water flowing away from your foundation.

Tip #2 - NEVER, EVER, USE INSTA-SEAL/MOISTURE-PROOFING/SPRAY FOAM TO SEAL CRACKS IN YOUR BASEMENT. Not only does the foam not correct the problem, but when trying to move the wall back into place, the foam actually causes the brick or concrete around it to crumble.

Tip #3 - EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING IS BETTER THAN INTERIOR WATERPROOFING. Exterior waterproofing is the only way to keep the water from coming in and causing problems to your foundation.

Tip #4 - KNOW YOUR PROBLEM, PRICES AND PEOPLE. Don't ignore the problem. Get it fixed and use a reputable company that will get the job done right, the first time.

Obligatory Note: Proper basement repairs are expensive, often times ranging from $5,000-$30,000. If you find yourself in need of basement repairs and are considering selling your home, please give the professionals a call. Professional Home Buyers buy all of their homes as-is, and are more than happy to schedule a representative to meet with you for a no-obligation appointment. Even if we can't help, we probably know someone who can.


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