Emergency Service Basement Flooding

Emergency Service Basement Flooding and Roof Repair. We value the fact that an emergency can happen at any given time. It could be in the middle of the night, or when your away on vacation. Top To Bottom is always available to tackle any emergency that may occur to your home with top quality workmanship and honest dependable service. We understand how important it is to have a roof over your head that doesn’t leak, and we also understand how important it is to not have basement flooding.

Don’t hesitate to call us at any given time, because an emergency is just that, an emergency. You can’t afford to wait till the next day, or having to wait hours for a call back. Your home is precious to you and your family, and we know that you want to keep it that way. Remember the longer you wait the worse a problem can become. We are here for you 24 hours a day! If no one answers, please leave a message, and someone will call you right back.

Basement flooding

There are generally only a few sources for a basement to receive water:

  1. Either it is coming through the foundation in the form of rain penetrating the walls;
  2. Water from over-saturated soil being pushed through the floor;
  3. Storm water from the sewer system; or
  4. Sanitary sewer water from a clog in your homes’ sewer line.

In the case of water seeping in from a crack in the foundation, you can know if this the cause of your water damage if the water is coming in at only one particular location, or at the exterior foundation wall.

As for the subsurface groundwater, this is when your basement acts as a boat in a pond, water will enter through any hairline crack whenever the groundwater levels ride above the level of your floor. A perimeter drain system can be used to solve this problem.

In the case of storm water from the sewer system the rainwater in the sewer system can rise to such levels that the water flows backwards toward the house. If you already have a sump pump for this reason then you either need a new one, or the alternative is to dig up and cap the pipe that is running from the house to the street.

Lastly, if the event of sanitary sewer water backing up, you will know this is your problem if the water is coming through the drains of the floor and the sinks in the basement. In this case the installation of back flow preventer’s will do the trick. Also, pouring tree root killer down your toilets once a year can help with prevention of such disasters.

Phone: (585) 338-9865