Water in Your Basement?
This winter, we have experienced two wet periods of snow melt combined with heavy rains. Along with roof leaks that are also addressed in this Newsletter, we have received calls of water in basements. During these periods, the drainage systems around your home can fail if they are partially blocked because of the heavy flows from the rain and snowmelt, and the high groundwater table. If you have water seeping in through your basement walls or where the basement walls meet the floor, chances are the foundation drains and/or the storm lateral that they are connected to is blocked or crushed. This can happen in areas that have trees over the pipe. If you experience this situation, we recommend that you contact a plumber to snake out your storm drain line or foundation drains. Each situation is different, and they will determine the best course of action after reviewing your situation. If your plumber needs information on the location of your storm lateral, please contact the Village Engineer as he may have records of where the storm lateral is located. Contact: Village Engineer Jeff Filarski by phone (440) 399-0810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org