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Water in Your Basement? Here Are Some Answers

It’s springtime in Minnesota, which means a lot of water! Between all the snow melting and the seasonal rain, it’s no surprise that many houses experience problems. For example, you may discover water leaking into your basement after heavy rain

Ideally, your sump pump should be able to keep water out of your basement. However, sump pumps can sometimes fail due to rapidly-melting snow or early heavy rains.

It’s always a good idea this time of the year to clear any debris from the sump pump’s drain pipe and to make sure your sump pump is working properly (it should be making a consistent humming noise).

If your sump pump does fail at the worst possible time and you find your basement flooding, you’ll need a backup water pump for your basement. Fortunately, there are a variety of utility pumps available that can help you in case of an emergency.

Water Coming into the Basement Where the Walls Meet Floor

This is usually an indicator of groundwater being pushed up by hydrostatic pressure. In this case, you may need to unclog your footing drains (underground pipes). Look for a drain cap or manhole cover in your basement, then flush out the clogs with a garden hose. If this doesn’t solve the issue, then you might need the help of a professional plumber.

How to Stop Water From Seeping Through Basement Walls

If water is seeping through your basement walls, it could be a sign of foundation problems. In this case, you’ll need to secure the foundation and also set up French drains to divert water away from the house.

Basement with large commercial fans drying out the space

Your Home Was Damaged by Water—Now What?

If your home has suffered from water damage, you’ll want the help of experienced professionals. A trusted company with well-trained staff will have the proper equipment to find the problem and completely dry out your home. UNGERMAN is your solution.


UNGERMAN is a family-owned company providing full-service mitigation, restoration, reconstruction, and renovation. Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality of dependable services while carefully managing costs.

We will provide accurate estimates, clear communication, and efficient completion of necessary mitigation and repairs in order to complete projects successfully. Through this process, we will build a solid relationship between the customer, the insurance company, and UNGERMAN.

Contact Us If Your Property Needs Restoration, Reconstruction, Or Renovation!