Does water get into your basement every time it rains? If it does, you know what kinds of problems it can cause. If it doesn’t, you’ll want to make sure it never happens.
On Oct. 24, Red Squirrel is presenting Keep Your Basement Dry, an open public forum that will teach homeowners everything they need to know to keep water out of their basement using low-cost solutions.
Expert speakers will cover topics including:
- Why basements flood
- How the municipal sewer system relates to basement floods
- Utilities Kingston’s Preventative Plumbing Program
- Simple, effective measures -- like using rain barrels and building rain gardens -- that homeowners can use to keep water away from their home’s foundation and out of their basement.
But while Kingscourt is the focus of Kingscourt Groundbreakers, flooding can happen in homes anywhere in Kingston, so the information provided at the event will be useful to anyone in the city who wants to keep their basement dry and mould-free.
The Keep Your Basement Dry open forum will take place on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., at 255 Kingscourt Ave (at the Youth Unlimited building). The event is free of charge and open to all.
For more information, please contact Alec Ross at Red Squirrel Conservation Services at 613-547-8122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kingscourt Groundbreakers is a partnership between Red Squirrel Conservation Services, the Kingscourt Community Association and the City of Kingston. The project is supported by Green Communities Canada and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.