Rain In Sioux Falls Brings Water Into Basements


Rain in eastern KELOLAND is not only causing problems on the roads, but also for many homeowners who now have water in their basements.

All the rain Wednesday has made for a busy day for homeowner Brad Jans.

“Came home at lunch time to check on the dogs and check the sump pump, and I saw it was running fine and on the way back on the stairs I noticed a pool in the backyard and it had already come in through our patio door,” homeowner, Brad Jans said.

This sight is something owner of Moxie Services Dan Grossman says hasn’t been uncommon.

“Sioux Falls has run out of places for water to go, here specifically we saw this a lot today, water built up around the foundation of the home and had nowhere else to go but finally in,” owner Moxie Services, Dan Grossman said.

Grossman has some advice if this does happen to you.

“What we’ve been explaining for people to do is dig trenches through the snow in your lawn, get it going downhill away from the foundation of your home,” Grossman said. “Wherever it wants to go try to create an easier path for it to get there, and what that will do is alleviate some of that surface water.”

While Jans already has fans blowing to help dry out the inside of his home where water got in, he’s now taking the proper measures to make sure it doesn’t continue to happen.

“We shoveled about five backyards worth, just to get it all the way down to the lowest point and let the water keep flowing out,” Jans said.

Keeping homeowners like Jans busy.

“It’s not the end of the world, everybody is probably dealing with it to some degree so we’ll keep working and it’ll be warm soon,” Jans said.

Grossman said over the next couple of days when the water slows down, to make sure to get a restoration company in to help with damage.

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