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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For Oklahoma

1,323,583

Total Residences

This number includes both single-family dwellings, as well as apartments, condos, and rental/short-stay locations.

6.20 %

81,822 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 0.90% chance the water came into your basement. 711 Oklahoma respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

5.1 %

67,592 had foundation problems.

In total, 50,313 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 17,279 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In Oklahoma Homes
  • Vertical cracks in walls
  • Bowed basement walls
  • Sump pump doesn't run
  • Sump pump isn't running
  • Water leaking where floor/wall join
  • Drywall is wet
  • Leaking basement windows
  • Drywall shows cracks
Important Facts and Data To Understand
  • Oklahoma has over 17,000 flood insurance policies issued. Of these, 10,000+ are in areas deemed to be "high risk" for flooding and water damage, including a wet basement. 1
  • If you have a large amount of water in your basement or if there is no basement drain, you may need to buy or rent a sump pump to get rid of the water.
  • Inspect the foundation for changes in existing cracks and for new cracks that might indicate water problems. 2
  • Standing water is a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and mold. These can become airborne and be inhaled, putting people at risk for lung disease.
  • Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation.
  • Many moisture problems can be avoided by properly designing the foundation. Moisture problems associated with improperly designed foundations can be difficult and expensive to identify and fix, can create the potential forhealth problems resulting from mold growth, and can be a liability for building owners. 3
  • Check whether the surrounding landscape diverts water away from the building envelope. Note any soil settlement or pooled rainwater.

Wet Basements Should Be Evaluated

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Valuable Related Resources For Oklahoma Homeowners

HUD Site

Oklahoma home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD

Wikipedia

Official page dedicated to the state of Oklahoma

50States.com

Recommended for insight into Oklahoma information.

FEMA

PDF - What to do after a flood

Education on the problems caused by water and flooding, especially related to your basement, is a critical step!

FloodSmart.gov

Flooding - Facts to know

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