When you have a basement, unless you have the perfect situation and wall system, you’re going to occasionally have water in it. Though you could make some plans to make your basement space more resistant to water damage by going with hard surfaces and similar approaches, there are ways to get unwanted water out of your basement and keep it out. Here’s how to get it done.
Generally speaking, there are a couple different ways to get rid of water in your basement: by removing it or by keeping it from coming in in the first place. Keeping the water out can be a difficult proposition, depending on exactly where it’s coming from. If it’s a simple matter of leaking pipes, these can be fixed relatively quickly by a qualified plumber, who can do a quality job to ensure that the problem doesn’t return. If it’s because you have pipes backing up, clearing out your sewer pipes may help improve drainage and remove the water from your home through the regular sewage system.
However, if it’s an issue of groundwater infiltration because of a nearby spring, underground creek or pressure from stormwater runoff on the soil, your only choice is to have the foundation sealed, an invasive, costly process that can be difficult for many homeowners to accomplish.
In this last situation especially, one of your best options is having a sump pump installed in your basement. A sump pump is installed in a hole in your basement floor where water is allowed to drain. The pump then pushes the water out of your basement into a location where it can reasonably drain away from your home’s foundation. However, you’ll need help in selecting both the right size and type of pump for your situation, which calls for a plumber’s expertise.
By addressing the causes of unwanted water in your basement, you can better address how to fix the problem. But what if you need help finding the right solution to your basement water problem? Super Terry is here to save the day. Whatever is causing your basement to have water in it, we can help you solve the problem. Give us a call. You won’t be disappointed!
When in doubt, give us a call at Terry’s Plumbing! As your reputable plumber in Pittsburgh, we can help you with your plumbing-related issues. Call today at 412-364-9114.