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Leaky Basements - Why they Leak

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, January 30, 2010

Boston, MA - Providence, RI

From poured concrete foundations to monolithic, stone, block or tile basement walls, no basement is safe from water leaking through the basement walls, floor, and floor joist and then entering into your home.

Basements that leak water in through the joint where the floor and wall meet after a rain or snow melt are considered to be, the most common wet basements. More than 90% of the wet basements leak water from the walls and the joint where the floor and wall meet. Most basements rarely leak water up through the floor. Surface water collects and builds up in a pocket around the foundation causing hydrostatic pressure. Water then is forced through the joint where the floor and wall meet.


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