When preparing your home for hurricane season, the main goal is to keep wind and water out. IBHS has five important recommendations.
A sump pump with a battery backup system can help keep water out of your basement. To be effective, the sump pump needs to be away from the basement walls and have positive drainage away from the building. Sump pumps should be tested at least once a year, preferably in the early spring, prior to the “wet season.”