Baltimore, MD (Vocus) September 4, 2009 –
It’s been an especially rainy summer for the greater Baltimore area, which has been a boon to local basement waterproofing companies. It’s been reported that April, May and June together produced 19.74 inches of rain, which ranks as the second-wettest April to June period on record for the city. And with hurricane season here and storms making their way up the eastern coast of the U.S., it’s clear that the rain is not done yet. Homeowners have been needing basement waterproofing in Baltimore leaving local company Mr. Basement with three times more business than ever, even in a slow economy.
Basement flooding in Maryland can happen for a number of reasons. When a house is first built on firm soil, the loose soil that is used to fill in around the foundation can take many years to settle and become firm again. In the time that it’s still loose, water is able to easily pass through the soil and make its way to the foundation. The water applies pressure to the foundation and can make its way into the basement through openings and cracks.
Water in basements can cause a multitude of problems from damage to personal possessions and expensive equipment, to mold growth and rot. The city of Baltimore receives an average of 3 to 4 inches of rainfall each month, and as a seaport city that rests along the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay, much of the city is waterfront property meaning a higher than usual water table under homes. With these factors, you can be sure that your wet basement will not just fix itself over time. A professional basement waterproofing company can fix the problem for good.
Now that summer is coming to a close, it’s best to take care of that wet basement now before the weather starts to get cold and homeowners have to start dealing with ice and snow. For over 22 years, Mr. Basement has been providing basement waterproofing in Baltimore to homeowners dealing with basement moisture problems. Mr. Basement’s professional basement contractors have the skills, equipment, and experience needed to keep basements dry all the time. They offer free basement waterproofing estimates in the greater Baltimore area. They can also tackle foundation repair in Baltimore as well as basement finishing.
Mr. Basement is a certified basement waterproofing contractor serving Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. They are members of the Basement Systems contractor network and provide basement waterproofing and crawl space repair services using patented products and the latest techniques. Their perimeter water basement drainage systems are specially created to be highly clog resistant and keep basements dry. Call 1-877-DRY-TIME today or visit them online to get a free quote for basement waterproofing in Baltimore.