RAYMORE, Mo. - Steve Weis, of Raymore, is like many in the metro. He woke up Friday morning to discover water flowing into his basement.
Now, towels cover the basement floor. Boxes filled with his belongings sit on top of furniture to stay dry.
"Fortunately, it's not much carpet, not much dry wall. It shouldn't be too big a deal, just a hassle,” Weis said.
Many homeowners dealing with wet basements will look into hiring a basement waterproofing company.
Angie's List gives several recommendations to follow when hiring a contractor:
Start with the source
Choose a company that can determine the source of the problem. Find out how the water is getting into your home. Make sure gutters are properly installed and the grade around your home moves water away from the foundation.
Go with a problem-solving approach
Make sure the solution is specific to your home's problem.
Get bids from several companies
Get several bids in writing, ask for references and then interview them.
"When speaking with the reference, be sure to ask open ended questions. Don't ask just yes and no questions because then you are really going to get them talking and you can pick up tidbits about the experience," said Angie Hicks of Angie’s List.
The Better Business Bureau of Kansas City provides the following recommendations before signing a home improvement contract:
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/17bS308
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