Rain Means Flooding Basements

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MASON CITY, IA – Our recent wet weather could spell trouble for those with basements.

That’s because flooding is always going to be a concern after large amounts of rain. In fact, one local company tells us they’ve received hundreds of calls reporting basement flooding since last Saturday.

The damage ranges from a few inches to a few feet.

They say there are ways to protect your property before the unfortunate happens.

American Waterworks Basement Services Marketing Coordinator, Nate Proper said “There’s things you can do to slow down the process or keep it from happening. the things you want to do is make sure you have gutters on your house, make sure they’re clean and not clogged up, make sure you have good grade away from the house, good slope. But ultimately, if you have enough water it’s going to find its way in to the basement no matter what.”

He says it’s best to take preventive measures, like installing an interior drainage system, especially if you live in flood-prone areas.

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