Emergency Podcast: Spring Thaw Water Management & Basement Flooding

Honest Home Podcast, Season 1

Over the weekend, Central and Southern Minnesota got an additional 6-12″ of heavy, wet snow. Now, two days later, it’s starting to rain. Temps will be in the 30s with rain for the next 2-3 days.

The potential for flooding is extremely high.

That’s why we’ve put together this emergency podcast about water management and what to do when water does get inside your home.

Please share!


Emergency water mitigation and insurance restoration

Diagram of downspout extensions and how they move water away from your foundation.

Diagram of proper grade around foundation.

  Example of a type of window well cover that can help keep additional water from becoming trapped in the well.


Rigid Wet Dry Vac with Pump from Home Depot 


June 19, 2014 – the day we had 4-5″ of rain in the Twin Cities Metro. We had a basement walkout patio that had settled and we did our best to create a barrier with some gravel to keep the water back.