With warm weather melting the snow and ice, and rain build up in your yard keep an eye out for these things to avoid flooding your home.
Flooding from spring rains and snow melt is not limited to coastal and riverside areas. When snow melt occurs in your yard, especially when it’s followed by heavy spring rains, the water must find a place to go. Often, it will flow into a home’s basement, crawl space or lower level.
Water always runs from higher ground to lower ground. If the ground around your home becomes saturated, the water may start seeping into your home through:
- Cracks in the foundation
Even if you live in an area that does not get significant snowfall, spring flooding can still be a concern when heavy rains come so keep an eye out to avoid water buildup. This will keep your home safe and dry.