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Excessive rain flooding basements

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 18:42:15-04

The rain just won't let up.

Not only causing delays for CWS but damaging people's homes.

"With the excessive rain the ground has become oversaturated and there is nowhere for it to go, so it's coming through the basement," said Jennifer Villanueva.

Jennifer Villanueva's parents have lived in Elkhorn for twenty years and this week rain seeped into their basement.

"The dry wall on the back wall is wet where it came in," said Villanueva.

That excessive rain is causing them hundreds of dollars in repairs.

"It's going to cause a lot of stress on my parents because they are elderly and it's hard for my mom to get around and do anything," said Villanueva.

According restoration company Thrasher, this month many homeowners are  facing the same issue.

"It's that time of year when we start getting a lot of rain and when we do, we start getting a lot of calls that people are getting flooding to their basement," said Shane Mcclintic.

Thrasher's Shane Mcclintic says water finds weak spots around your foundation and makes its way in.

"It may progressively get worst because the water has nowhere to go," said Villanueva.

The issue can be completely sporadic.

"A neighbor can be having problems and a next door neighbor can be experiencing the same amount of rain fall and be fine," said Mcclintic.

Thrasher encourages homeowners to be proactive.

"Make sure the downspouts are extended, make sure the gutters around your home are clean, make sure the grading around their home is moving water away from the foundation," said Mcclintic.