Saint Cloud, MN (PRWEB) March 12, 2010
This is a part of the Midwest that is no stranger to river flooding. Residents all around the Red River Valley are already preparing for spring floods. “Many areas in North Dakota and Minnesota are saturated from last year’s fall rains,” says Kevin Schneidermann of Basement Water Controlled. “Last year’s rain combined with high snowfall totals this winter have many residents already preparing for flooding this spring." He adds that sump pumps will be in high demand as well as new drain tile installations. When the water table rises, concerns for cracking basement walls also increase.
Flood talk has been at the height of conversation especially along river areas in Fargo, Moorhead and Wahpeton. This week, Minnesota’s Governor Tim Pawlenty requested advanced Federal Disaster Relief funding for the Red River Valley.
Much of the damage to home basements caused by flooding can be mitigated with the right preventive procedures. Many homes already have sump pump installations. But the pump needs to work the first time a high water table calls the pump into service. “It’s important to perform a sump pump inspection, to re-plumb inadequate water lines, or repair or replace an existing sump pump before water begins rising in the home,” says Mr. Schneidermann.
Basement Water Controlled provides this advance sump pump inspection service before the peak flood season begins. Another valuable option is an emergency sump pump. When power fails, the battery backup emergency sump pump will continue pumping water to prevent damage to a home. Even in non-flood plains Basement Water Controlled installs complete drain tile systems, repairs buckling basement walls, installs new sump pump systems and repairs wall cracks - all in an effort to prevent damage that could occur once peak flood season begins.
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