VIDEO REPORT: Rain Causes Flooded Basements in Madison

By: Britni McDonald
By: Britni McDonald

Posted January 29, 2013--- 6:30 p.m.
By: Britni McDonald

Flooding is making its way into people's home, causing major damage. Kathryn Utter said she had wonderful plans for the day until she stepped out of bed onto a drenched floor.

"There was very heavy squishing under my toes," Kathryn said.

Heavy overnight rain had made its way into her basement.

"I think we have a serious problem," she said.

Badger Basement Systems had calls flooding in all day-- 50 appointments were made by 11:00 this morning, one of them in Kathryn's home.

"When the ground is froze, it does not allow water to seep into it, so a lot of times it'll run right into a foundation and into the basement," said Jesse Bunn with Badger Basement Systems.

He found the source of the flooding in the closet where the dry wall had to be ripped out.

"A little bit of water will damage buildings very easily," he said. "It can add up to be tens of thousands of dollars."

Some homes are more likely to have flooding problems like those without drain tile or a sump pump.

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