You now know that a home's wastewater drainage system is closely connected to the public sewer system. There are a number of ways your home's basement could be flooded, either by runoff seepage or sewer backup.
In fact, your basement could be at risk because of short- or long-term abundant rainfall, or in the spring, from snowmelt.
The following are some of the main reasons for flooding in the basement of a home:
Although your home is to certain degree subject to different sources of flooding that could cause damage to your basement and its contents, there are a number of safeguards you can install. These will go a long way towards protecting your belongings, and enhance your safety.
(Source: Ville de Sherbrooke)