Here is another of our continuing series of articles about things going on around Rochester.
Earlier this week, the Western New York region was hit by multiple waves of storms that left damage in their wake.
According to a June 25 13 WHAM article, the first storm of Tuesday, June 24 ignited a fire at a home in Churchville just before 5 p.m., badly damaging the home.
As soon as firefighters put out the fire, another storm had come in.
In Spencerport, heavy rain and wind caused a tree to fall on Canal Street, blocking both lanes of the street as it laid across sagging power lines, according to 13 WHAM.
The waves of storms continued throughout the night, 13 WHAM reported. At about 11 p.m., more than 1,000 households in Monroe County had reported power outages.
For many households, the storms resulted in basements flooding with water. However, what they might not have realized was that a home’s foundation should never let water or moisture in, as costly water damage can ensue.
Water proofing a basement, however, can help prevent water damage to a foundation, protecting the entire house — which is a major investment for any homeowner.
Water damage can result in severe structural damage within a home, and if left unrepaired, a damaged foundation can eventually erode away or collapse. That’s why it’s extremely important to ensure your foundation is in good repair with foundation sealings or basement water proofing procedures, experts recommend.