Why Basements Flood First
Basements are almost always one of the first areas in your home to accumulate excess water. Why? The answer is simple: your basement is usually the most susceptible area for water damage and flooding because of its location. Since it’s located closer to the ground surface, your basement is the first point of contact with any water seeping through the soil. When water runoff or heavy rains happen, your basement is left vulnerable to the creeping tendrils of water flows.
Flooding is not uncommon in basements of older homes, homes without waterproofed basements, and homes in low-lying or flood-prone areas. However, basement flooding is something that can happen to anyone, given the right conditions.