Flooding Outdoors Leads to Flooding Indoors: Wet Basements Affecting Canadians

May 27, 2014

Across the nation of Canada, homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned because flooding outdoors has been leading to an unwanted situation: Flooding indoors.  As basements are becoming wetter, more and more property owners are having to deal with the unhappy situation of being unable to use the lowest levels of their homes.

The floods are a direct result of all the snowfall that occurred during the past winter and have been the subject of government warnings and journalistic stories from the Atlantic to the Pacific provinces.  Record cold and ice caused the ground to freeze from November through March; consequently, when the spring rains began, the earth was ill-equipped to deal with all the waters.

As the ground became more saturated, the water table rose and pushed on the foundations of homes in locations including Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.  Some of those foundations, already cracking due to long-term exposure to the elements, as well as the freeze-thaw effects of many years of seasonal changes, gave way.

Consequently, some homeowners were left with unwanted “indoor pools” and a heavy sense of stress.

Fortunately, there are cost-effective ways to dry up basements and prevent future indoor flooding. Says Michael Theriault, Owner, of The Crack Doctor, “Springtime has definitely been tough on plenty of people.  We had a particularly difficult winter in terms of temperatures and precipitation; which ultimately led to wet basements.  The good news is that there’s a solution: basement waterproofing.  It’s a fast way to fix the problem, and to avoid having ‘indoor floods’ in the future.”

More information on The Crack Doctor’s wide range of wet basement solutions and services can be found at their website:  www.thecrackdoctor.ca.  They can be reached at 1-866-788-3288 for an initial consultation.

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