Tips for Protecting Your Basement

Tips for Protecting Your Basement

New York winters are notoriously harsh on our homes. In order to protect our homes from enduring costly weather related damages, we must provide them with sufficient protection. One area of the home that often experiences the hardest hit is the basement. Typical homeowners utilize their basements, transforming them into home gyms, movie theatres, or a wine cellar. In order to protect your basement from heavy rains, floods, and hurricanes, incorporate these preventative measures:

  • Your home must have the right topography to protect your basement. Everything should slope outwards, away from the home and towards the storm gutters.
  • A sump pump will expel water away from your basement during heavy rains or flooding. Make sure to have yours maintained and cleaned regularly to ensure functionality.
  • However, as homeowners who lived through 2012 Superstorm Sandy quickly realized, sump pumps do not work without power, therefore, you must have a backup generator. Depending on your particular needs, you can get a generator that provides you with power for your entire home or power that only focuses on the critical systems of the house.

Contact the insurance professionals at Allan Block Insurance Agency located in Tarrytown, Westchester, New York for all of your homeowners’ insurance needs. We will provide your home with sufficient protection throughout each season.