Northern Virginia’s weather can be volatile, so it is important that you know how to protect your home from the elements. In the next couple of posts we want to give you tips on how to protect your home from flooding.

In Part 1 we give you three ways you can protect the interior of your home from water damage.

1. Waterproof Your Walls

A simple way to keep rainwater out of your home is to apply a special waterproofing coating to your interior walls. The coating will close off minor cracks by penetrating several inches into concrete and forming crystals when water appears. With that said, because of its reaction to concrete, waterproofing paint is most effective when you put it directly on the cement instead of painted areas.

2. Clean Your Gutters

A clean and debris free gutter system is essential to keeping your home safe from water damage. Inadequate roof drainage is the number one cause of basement leaks. If your gutters are clogged or not tightly secured to your home they can cause massive problems by concentrating roof runoff water at your house's corners, which will then seep through your walls and cause flooding.

3. Sump Pump

If you live in an area that is prone to flooding then a sump pump is a necessity for your home. It can save you thousands of dollars in the long run because it helps prevent your basement from flooding by removing incoming water and pumping it outside, away from the foundation of your Northern Virginia home.

Sump pumps are an effective tool that can save your home from the harm of mold and mildew of water residue. If you decide to install a sump pump in your home then be sure to use a battery back-up sump pump so that in event that you lose power you can still prevent your home from flooding.

These tips will help keep you and your home safe and not to mention the time and headache of dealing with water damage to your home.

If you need any assistance in flood prevention for your home then invite you to call me at [company_number] or click here to schedule a FREE in-home consultation and estimate. Let my family help your family make your home more comfortable, convenient and valuable!