Power Outages & Your Basement
One of the most common ways water seeps into your home is during snow and rain storms that knock out power. Although sump pumps are the traditional tool used to keep basements dry, they become ineffective during power outages.
It takes just 5 minutes of lost power or sump pump failure to expose your home to upwards of 90 gallons of excess water. 1,000 gallons of unwanted water can flood into your home after just one hour of electricity loss.
"More than 60% of American homes have unwanted below-ground wetness in the basement."
American Society of Home Inspectors
Caught without Emergency Protection? Repair your basement: