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Causes of a Wet Basement and How to Clean a Flooded Basement

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A basement gets wet for many reasons. It gets wet during a wet weather. In fact, it still gets wet even it isn't winter. 

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Have you ever wondered why your basement gets wet?
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Everything You Need To Know About French Drains

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French drain provides a channel for water to flow through. Its main function is to direct unwanted water away from the foundation.

 

Henry Flagg French (1813-1885) was a lawyer and assistant US Treasury Secretary from Concord, Massachusetts. A French drain was born when he made sections of ordinary roofing tile and added perforations to it.


A modern version of French drain systems were made once the perforated pipe was bordered with sand landscaping textile.


These landscaping textiles were used to prevent the relocation of the drainage material while the perforated pipe provides a minor underground storage volume. Subsurface drainage systems have been used for centuries.

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A French drain is a need, especially when you live in east coast. You need it to protect your basement from unwanted water during heavy storms and hurricanes.

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12 Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

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Home improvement includes basement waterproofing. Rest assured your house remains healthy for many years if you include it in your top 5 list of priorities.
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Come to realize it’s your basement that supports your house during snow, heavy rain and extreme heat 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

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