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Some Basements Got Battered in Yesterday’s Storm. Anyway to Mitigate?

It sounds like Edgewood got hit particularly badly.

A reader asks:

“We own a partial basement in Shaw. No issues for the first three years (2014-2017) but since then we’ve had flooding 2-3 times a year. We get the drains snaked regularly, and clean the outside drains of debris. It seems to happen when the pipes are overwhelmed by large storms. No one has been able to provide a fix – any suggestions or plumber/contractor recommendations? Just cleaning up the floods is getting old…thanks!”

More damage:

A backyard roughed up too:

And Rock Creek raging:

Photo by Nu Wexler

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