As far as disasters are concerned, flooding is probably one of the most destructive around. And for those who live in flood-prone areas, keeping a close eye at the skies and nearby water sources for warning signs of an overflow is just a part of life. But what if the flooding comes from an origin that you can’t see? This is usually the case with flooding caused by groundwater. Mainly for homes with lower ground floors, groundwater can ooze in via the foundation, wrecking walls, floors, carpeting, furniture, and everything that is kept down there. Flooding can then bring about other issues, including mold.
As a Verona property owner, you already know the importance of preserving your real estate investment. Preventing flooding in your rental homes is a proven and tested way to keep up and make your property an appealing one. No resident will want to deal with repeat floods or have a basement that is so dank that they can’t use it. But if groundwater levels outside the basement rise above the level of the floor, water will most probably just escape through any open crevices or holes in the foundation. Stormwater can also pose a risk, particularly in older homes with drain systems connected directly to the city storm sewer or unsuitable leveling.
Fortunately, there is something you can do to keep your property dry and valuable. The ideal way to control groundwater is to install a perimeter drain system. Depending on your property, you might need either an above-slab gutter system, which is installed at the base of the exterior foundation walls or a below-slab drainage system, which is mixed into the floor slab itself. While either drainage system might work, industry specialists tend to view an under-floor drainage system as more effective in diverting groundwater away from the foundation.
While drainage systems might seem expensive at first, when compared to the potential loss of property value and revenue that flooding can bring, it may just save you expensive repairs in the long run. It’s important to have your property evaluated regularly and to deal with potential groundwater issues right away. Therefore, having the right property management company is the most important decision you may ever make.
At Real Property Management Greater Madison Metro our years of experience will prove how well we take care of our clients and their property. You can rest assured knowing your apartment will be maintained by experts who specialize in helping property owners protect the value and profitability of their Verona rental homes and offer a range of services to suit any circumstances. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or call us at 608-310-1290 for more information.