Basements and Water
With Spring around the corner and possibly some snow or rain soon there is usually a chance of some water in your basement. Especially with our warm winter and up & down temperatures the grading around your home could have altered.
Check out CMHC's website for some timely information about how your sewer system is designed, how to improve rainwater management and other tips for a liveable basement go to http://www.cmhc.ca/en/co/maho/gemare/gemare_002.cfm and also look at http://www.cmhc.ca/en/co/maho/la/la_005.cfm
If you do get water in your basement this is a handy checklist of what to do http://www.cmhc.ca/en/co/maho/em/em_001.cfm