Is Your Home Prepared For Hurricane Season?

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is officially in full effect, as Tropical Storm Andrea makes its way up the East Coast, bringing copious amounts of rain to the Carolinas. Hurricanes and Tropical Storms have become more and more worrisome for North Carolina residents. In fact, in the last decade 5 major storms have made landfall in North Carolina, flooding homes and damaging belongings. Meteorologists are expecting an active hurricane season in 2013.

Winston-Salem, NC - June 7th, 2013

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is officially in full effect, as Tropical Storm Andrea makes its way up the East Coast, bringing copious amounts of rain to the Carolinas. Hurricanes and Tropical Storms have become more and more worrisome for North Carolina residents. In fact, in the last decade 5 major storms have made landfall in North Carolina, flooding homes and damaging belongings. Meteorologists are expecting an active hurricane season in 2013.

What does this mean for your home? Well, if you have a basement without a quality waterproofing system then you can almost certainly expect a lot of water intrusion from the storms to come. Carpets, walls and any personal belongings that may be in your basement will most likely be ruined from water damage. Not to mention the possibility of mold growth in a basement with all of that moisture.

What if you have a crawlspace beneath your home? The heavy rains brought on from the storms will inevitably flood any crawlspace without the proper drainage system. This will cause mold to grow, floor joists to rot and nasty odors to travel into the home above.

Now is the time to prepare your home for these wet times and act on those preparations. Pete Burgess, Owner of Tar Heel Basement Systems, has been in the waterproofing industry for more than 10 years and has seen hundreds of homes ruined flooding. He proclaims, “your home is one of your largest investments, which is why now is the time to be proactive and prepare your basement or crawlspace for the hurricane season.”

North Carolina residents have been affected by nearly 100 storms during hurricane season over the last century and we finally have systems available to weather these storms. Tar Heel Basement Systems has been the leading expert in basement waterproofing, crawlspace waterproofing and foundation repair for the last 10 years. Tar Heel Basement Systems can design a waterproofing systems that will perform during the heaviest of rainfalls, maintaining the value and integrity of your home.

Click here to receive more information about waterproofing your home before the storms hit.

 

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