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Thursday, January 5th, 2012 by Brandy Mahan
Colorado Deals with Wild Weather and Aftermath
– Recap of 2011 weather patterns a concern for metro Denver residents for 2012
This year fast mountain snowmelt, and rising river waters including wild May weather made for a wet month in the metro Denver area.
Memorial Day marked a high-point in water levels as a rapid snowmelt began to come off area mountains. The week was followed with hard rains that taxed area rivers and started flooding lowlands. Denver's International Airport saw a funnel cloud with hail form while planes were landing nearby.
By mid-June many of Colorado's rivers, including Cherry Creek and the Cache La Poudre rivers, were flowing at 2 to 3 times their normal capacity for the month with more rain on the way. Metro Denver residents were on the look-out for flash flooding.
Currently there has been more snow to date this year 2011 than all of last year combined! This translates to more water in your basement and or crawl space come spring. Water tables in Colorado have been rising over the past 3 years marking record water levels.
Like the deep end of a pool, Hydrostatic pressure pushes water through what is called the cold joint in your basement. This is where the concrete walls and concrete floor meet, or in a crawl space situation hydrostatic pressure pushes ground water table up and it comes in underneath the house.
Water can bi-pass your exterior or interior French drain system because they tend to clog after only 1-2 years time.
For residents with basement seepage problems, Complete Basement Systems can help. They waterproof basements, crawl spaces, and repair foundations in metro Denver, Boulder, Arvada, Highland Park, and Ft. Collins, CO areas.
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