Rainwater Seepage Problems Fixed – Water Seepage Solutions
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Damage from Rainwater Seepage – How to keep water seepage damage out of the house
It is common in Colorado to have localized afternoon and evening thunderstorms that can deposit significant amounts of rainwater over small areas. These short-lived storm cells can drop ¾ to 2 inches of rain in an hour and be gone.
When these storms occur, a significant number of homes will experience water damage from rainwater entering the home through basement window wells and foundation seepage. Unfortunately, this type of water damage is typically not covered under the homeowner’s insurance policies.
How does this damage occur, and what can homeowners do to prevent it from happening? There are three contributing factors to this type of rainwater damage. Let’s look at each.
Rainwater Damage Factors, Causes, and Problems
- Clogged Roof Rain Gutters. When roof rain gutters get clogged with windblown debris, leaves, and other materials, water collected by your roof and sent to the gutters will not flow to your downspouts but will pour over the gutter at the point of the blockage and dump along your home’s foundation wall and sometimes directly into a window well. If there is enough water, that water will then seep into your basement. Keeping your gutters clean and free-flowing will prevent many of these problems.
- Roof Downspout Maintenance. Your roof is a giant rainwater collecting system. All of the rainwater falling on your roof is sent to your gutters