Don’t Let your Baltimore Basement Get Caught in the Rain! 5 Steps to a Dry Basement.When it rains it pours in Baltimore! Are you loosing sleep with the recent heavy rains, afraid you might wake up to a flooded or wet basement?Here’s some handy tips from Mr. Basement, Baltimore’s authority on basement and crawl space environments for a dry, worry free basement!1- Correct drainageEnsure roof water disperses properly.Run discharge lines to storm sewer (code in many areas)No negative grades (aka the ground shouldn’t slope towards your home!)2 – Seal any openings that may allow water intrusionWindow wells should be sealed and free of debris like leaves, trash and sticksDoor ‘trench’ floor drains should flow freely3 – Mind the sump pumpYour sump pump should have the correct pumping capacity for your home.It should be checked by our service department once per year – we service all brands of waterproofing pumps.The sump pit should have a secure cover to keep out kids, their toys and pets4 – Install a dependable battery back-up for the sump pump.Keep in mind that ll brands are NOT equal.Our UltraSumps have a state of the art charging system + high pumping capacity5 – Don’t waste money on consumer grade dehumidifiersEnergy grade dehumidifiers are not the most cost-effectice choice for your basement.Their energy efficiency is sub-standard, and running one to dry a basement can become very expensive.Instead, consider the Basement Doctor’s SaniDry professional grade dehumidifier and air filtration miracle machine.It removes 4 times more water than consumer grade dehumidifiers for a fraction of the cost.It filters your home’s air and connects to your home’s HVAC system.It’s like a dehumidifier on steroids!