We have had a lot of rain in the past month in the Peoria, IL area. Did you know that a 12 inch rainfall, for example, can result in 8.34 pounds per gallon hydraulic force? This explains the reason basement water is common during the rainy season.
Some of the things you can do to avoid a wet basement are the following:
- Divert rainwater away from your home – extend rain gutter spouts and make sure your yard surfaces slope away from your home.
- Clean gutters and extend them away from your home.
- Invest in an automatic sump pump and a battery operated back up pump
You may want to invest in an emergency power generator to keep critical systems going during a power outage, such as electrical, well or septic tank pump, sump pump, furnace, and refrigerator.