Rain leaves hundreds with flooded basements, garages

by: Rachel Stockman Updated:

ATLANTA - Hundreds of homeowners are dealing with flooded basements and garages because of the heavy rain that fell Monday.

“We booked 47 appointments just today,” Jay Eastland with Engineered Solutions of Georgia told Channel 2’s Rachel Stockman.
 
The phones were ringing non-stop at Engineered Solutions with homeowners in need of repairs Monday to their garages and basements after the rained caused leaks and flooding.
 
“What kind of damage is occurring to the interior of the wall is it going to collapse?” asked John Cherry.
 
His home in Sandy Springs suffered water damage to the garage and worried about structural problems to his home. 
 
Channel 2 Action News was there as crews installed a drainage system to fix a problem occurring at home near Chastain Park.
 
According to a report released by State Farm Insurance, the rainy weather that Georgia has received within the last year is quite pricey.
 
In 2013, State Farm Insurance paid more than $1.3 billion for more than 175,000 water loss claims as a result of weather-related issues, according to the company.
 
According to the report, Georgia came in near the top of the list at No. 3 with 10,200 claims.

They also listed some suggestions on how to keep your basement dry.



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