Basement Maintenance

Apply some DIY TLC to your basement or cellar


Many homeowners are unaware that a basement or cellar will require a certain degree of maintenance to ensure it stays dry. Regular maintenance will minimise the need for any basement or cellar repairs and also ensures that the space remains a habitable part of the property.

At Wise Basement Systems, we believe prevention is better than cure, so we have compiled these top tips to help you maintain your basement:

  • Gutters and downpipes – Check gutters and downpipes to ensure that water can move freely and there is no debris blocking the flow of water.
  • Trees – Roots from trees can disrupt the water flow from your basement or cellar and you should take care to ensure tree roots are not encroaching on your property.
  • Sump pumps – Ensure that any sump pumps you have installed are working properly and are removing water from your basement. If your sump pump has an alarm then you should test it regularly.
  • Check for leaks – Check the walls and floor in your basement for leaks especially at the floor plates.

If you see anything whilst performing these maintenance checks that leads you to believe your basement is in danger of flooding or developing serious damp problems, then we recommend you request a basement and cellar survey from one of our team. 

Additional basement and cellar information

At Wise Basement Systems we offer a range of services for basement and cellars. Click on the links below to find out more about each service:

Basement & cellar survey

Want to make your basement habitable or simply fix a current waterproofing problem? Then book a survey with us and let one of our qualified experts take a look.

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Basement waterproofing

Using our advanced basement waterproofing systems and solutions, Wise Basement Systems can make any space below ground dry, safe and habitable.

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Contact Wise Basement Systems

If you believe that your basement or cellar is in danger from flooding, or it is currently suffering from leaks or damp problems, then contact Wise Basement Systems on 0808 256 4538 for help and advice.

Alternatively, you can use our online contact form and one of our highly experienced and qualified basement professionals will call you back.

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