Basement Flooding

Basement Flooding Issues In New York

A flooded basement bedroom in Seneca Falls

A basement flood can lead to extensive damage to finishing materials and stored items.

Today's small leak can lead to serious flooding in the future -- don't wait to fix your wet basement!

When your home was built, the contractors designing it never meant for the basement to be a damp, musty, flooding space. But as time and the forces of nature continue to bear down on your foundation, it's bound to leak sooner or later.

Basement flooding is a problem that can be solved quickly (and effectively), provided that you know what you're up against. And because this is such a significant investment, it's worth your time to learn which options will work best to keep your basement maintained as dry, usable space.

Our team of professional waterproofers is standing by to provide you with a customized, warrantied solution. To schedule a free, no-obligation basement waterproofing quote with one of our specialists, contact us by phone or e-mail today! Our New York service area includes Rochester, Ithaca and many surrounding areas nearby.

Basement Flooding Repair In New York

Due to the many ways that basements flood, the variety of solutions on the market, and because of how important it is to be able to count on your basement as dry, usable space, basement waterproofing is best when done by a professional.

At Halco, we specialize in the unique problems that below-grade spaces present. Our installations include a written, transferable warranty that will provide you with long-lasting peace of mind.

Common Basement Flooding Problems

Basements can flood from almost any point -- including the walls, floor, pipes, windows, and hatchway entrances. The solution to a flooded basement depends entirely on what's causing the flood in the first place.

The articles that follow provide an easy guide to understanding what to do when your basement floods, why it's flooding, and how to solve your unique basement problems.

Several feet of floodwaters in a Farmington basement

Help! My Basement Flooded!

What do you do when you discover that your basement is flooded with several feet of water? In this article, we guide you through six steps to tackling that flood and solving your problems.

Highlights:

  • Who to call to pump out your basement
  • Tips for your insurance company
  • How to get the fastest professional service

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Illustration of a flooding basement and groundwater outside.

Why Is My Basement Flooding?

Why do basements leak? And why did the basement just start leaking now? In this article, we cover the building science behind groundwater intrusion and basement flooding.

Highlights:

  • The "Clay Bowl Effect"
  • How hydrostatic pressure affects your home
  • Why a perimeter drain system works

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A closeup of a faucet

Basement Flooding From Plumbing

When a home experiences a plumbing failure, a basement can fill up like a swimming pool! In this article, we share some simple solutions to prevent a plumbing flood in your basement.

Highlights:

  • Preventing bursting washer hoses
  • Protecting from water heater failure
  • Flood alarms

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Flooding floor cracks by a hatchway door in East Rochester

Basement Flooding From Stairways

Water can flow through the hatchway and down the stairs even when a sump pump system is installed. In this article, we explain why this kind of flooding occurs -- and how to prevent it.

Highlights:

  • How hatchway entrances are built
  • Where they leak
  • Effective waterproofing solutions

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865 County Road 6
Phelps, NY 14532
1-315-688-1945


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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Liverpool, NY 13088
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