Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Betsy Rathburn
The big news out of Minot, ND lately is that the heavy floods of the past several years have caught a lot of homeowners unaware. Flood-damaged homes are significantly reduced in value, meaning homeowners face huge losses. In fact, many homeowners along the Souris River, unable to recover their homes from extensive flood damage, face foreclosure. According to the Minot Daily News, foreclosures have been on the rise since the flood in 2011, and they only continue to grow.
Innovative Basement Authority has been working with homeowners in Minot, ND for years, helping them get ready for and recover from spring flooding every year. We’re committed to making sure homeowners across Minnesota and North Dakota are prepared for whatever the weather brings them. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our best defenses against spring flooding.
1. BasementGutter Perimeter Drainage System
Lots of homeowners, when faced with a wet basement, have no idea where to begin. That’s when we recommend our BasementGutter perimeter drainage system. BasementGutter is installed beneath the floor around the perimeter of your basement. It collects water from the walls and routes it to a sump pump, which will pump the water out of the basement.
2. SafeDri Pro and SafeDri Triple Sump Pumps
The SafeDri Pro and SafeDri Triple sump pumps are highly-efficient, high-capacity sump pumps designed to work hard to pump water from your basement. Equipped with airtight lids, they eliminate any fears of the system getting blocked. When you install SafeDri Pro or SafeDri Triple, you’ll also get a back-up battery so when your basement floods, you’ll be covered You’ll be able to rest easy knowing one of our sump pumps is in your basement.
Our Alarm is one of the most popular features of our sump pump systems. This alarm ensures that a basement flood will never catch you unaware. If at any point your sump stops pumping – whether because of a blockage, a power outage, or a dead battery – an alarm will sound to warn you that the sump is overflowing with water.
In Minnesota and North Dakota, frozen discharge lines are a big problem. When the temperature dips, water can freeze inside the lines and cause your pump to overflow from the blockage. With FreezeGuard, that won’t be a problem for you. It’ll ensure that you won’t have to worry if there’s a spring cold snap.
Innovative Basement Authority is a leader in basement waterproofing across North Dakota and Minnesota. When you call us, we’ll do everything we can to protect your basement against flooding – and all of the property damage and loss of money that comes with it.
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