Flooding Due to Melting Snow

Jason A. News

1 acre + 10 inches of evenly distributed snow = 1 inch/acre of water = 2,715 gallons of water

That number is never the same because it is affected by many factors. For instance, it can change depending on the density of the snow and evaporation due to winds and dryness in your area. Also, consider the thawing of snow and ice in the mountains nearby. Underground capillaries will carry a more significant quantity of water during Springtime. It is the time when the winter freeze releases any frozen icy shards underground through Spring’s thawing process.

The increased daylight hours, warming the air mass above the ground helps increase water flow underground. This weather system also brings more rain showers. Some lasting for days, or even a week. Plants and trees begin to awaken by absorbing water through their roots. Seeds blossom into beautiful flowers, green grass, and edible plants. The cycle of life starts again.

We welcome all these things after every harsh winter, but a new, unwelcomed situation may develop.

It’s a situation you can avoid by contacting a basement waterproofing expert.

In Spring, underground water reaches its highest level all year round. Annually, nature’s Springtime cycle tests the vulnerable points in your foundation. Healthy, natural drainage surrounds some homes, so their basements will endure many years of stability and dryness. Countless others are susceptible to underground erosion, slab floor saturation and cracking of the foundation.

The only way to make sure that your house does not suffer the consequences of rising underground water is to contact a basement waterproofing company with experts who can deliver a quality job without leaving doubt in your mind by completing the installation the right way. American Dry Basement Systems has created a waterproofing system that is a perfect balance of quality, longevity, and price. Everyone wants these three things. Why settle for less?

American Dry Basement Systems has a worked with over 30,000 customers over the past 25+ years in business.

We are very proud of the basement waterproofing system we developed for customers to efficiently and permanently address the water problems underneath their homes. Our system manages underground water deeper underground than the competition. We stop water absorption and water vapor from taking place on your concrete basement floor. No need for subfloor tiles or flushing your drainage pipes annually. Who likes more recurring costs in their lives?

If you have a concern, give us a call or fill out our form for an appointment. It is free and no obligation. You will not be pressured and have time to decide.

We will inspect your basement perimeter and determine if you have a minor or major problem, and to what extent you need to solve your problem. If it’s a small problem, we advise the customer on how to solve the problem themselves if they are handy. For more significant issues, we will calculate the square footage, additional drainage, and sump pump options.

Don’t let your basement problem grow worse from winter to spring. Get it fixed so that you can reap the benefits of a dry, healthy space during the summer and years to come.