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What is the Best Way To Remove Groundwater From Your Anoka Basement?

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on water damaged floor This basement experienced flooding after a storm. We had to remove the flooring to dry the basement.

Mitigation Services to Remove Groundwater in Anoka Basements 

After strong storm systems pass through Anoka, the ground can become too saturated to absorb more rainfall and present the ideal conditions for flooding. Hydrostatic pressures can be the bane of every aging home’s subterranean levels, especially when masonry joints have begun to erode and degrade over time. Even minor penetration points can become full breaches under this immense pressure. 

Hydrostatic pressure increases exponentially after soaking rainfall, especially following widespread flood damage in Anoka. Penetration into the basement of your property can immediately threaten the structural integrity of the exposed walls, but damage any stored contents in the basement as well. Prolonged exposure to standing water can affect concrete flooring as well. Addressing all of these concerns begins with the extraction and drying of the lower levels. 

Mitigation is the priority of our SERVPRO professionals beginning as soon as we arrive at your damaged household. We have high-pressure electric submersible pumps that can extract higher volumes of floodwater from the basement at a consistent rate. Even with potential solids that could exist in this lower level, we can discharge the floodwater into the drainage system leading to the sanitary sewer system. Light wands and wet vacuums can remove any further excess water from the surface of concrete flooring. 

Concrete flooring can often resist substantial saturation and water leeching when drying and extraction quickly begin after flooding occurs. Concrete has low porosity, making it harder for water to penetrate the material and remain. For what moisture can penetrate the surface, we can deploy drying mats to pull moisture from the concrete at a controlled speed. Drying the material too quickly can damage it. 

After torrential rainfall, conditions can exist to make damaging hydrostatic pressures and flooding inevitable. Preventing any moisture penetration altogether might be an insurmountable challenge for some homeowners. Still, our SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County team can help with cleaning up the water damage that exists afterward. Give our rapid response team a call at the first sign of flooding at (763) 712-9712. 

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