Flooded Basement - Ways Water Leaks or Enters Into Your Home

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Leakage through the floor or wall/floor joint (cove) is a common source of basement problems. Most homes have a drain tile system at footing level to relieve hydrostatic (water table) pressure resulting from heavy rains or snow melt. These drain tiles relieve pressure by draining water into the city sewer system or your Sump pump. Be sure to check your Sump pump is operating properly. It can cause this type of problem. Often times the solution is more involved. You may have to install a new drain tile system. 

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Six Ways Waters Enters Your Home (see list below) - Water always seeks the path, or paths, of least resistance. And gets into your home through cracks in walls and over and under the footer. Once water has found a way into your basement, it is important to address several key areas in fixing the problems.  If one area is repaired while others are ignored, water is likely to return and continue to expose your home to extensive damage and devaluation along with a host of other potential problems.

1. From Window Sills

Window wells may hold excess moisture and allow it to seep into your basement.

2. From Under the Footer

Common construction methods may leave a small space between the footer and the poured basement floor. Excess water under the structure may create pressure and cause water to find its way through those small cracks and into your basement.

3. From Bleeding and Sweating Walls

Constant excess moisture will often cause block walls to “sweat,” causing water to pool inside.

4. Through Floor Cracks

Excess water in the soil under your basement floor can sometimes create pressure, causing the water to find its way through cracks and onto your basement floor.

5. Through Cracks in Walls and Mortar Joints

Excess moisture in the soil creates “hydrostatic pressure” that can cause cracks that allow water to seep into your living space. If you have block walls, the water seeping in may not be visible until it builds up inside the blocks, causing deposits, mildew and other problems as well as water seeping out of the bottom of the wall.

6. Over the Footer

Water seeps in through the crack between the footer and wall sitting on it, often causing damage to the inside of your home or making the basement space unusable for storage or recreation.

Once Water Gets In, It Can Cause Even More Problems

  • Loss of valuable living space
  • Settlement and structural foundation damage
  • Structural foundation damage as a result of hydrostatic pressure
  • Dangerous loss of foundation stability
  • Bowing, cracking or compression of basement walls
  • Mold and allergies
  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Electrical dangers
  • Damage to furnace and appliances

These problems worsen if left unaddressed. A thorough and proper water intrusion management solution addressing the issues is the surest way of permanently stopping water leakage problems. Click Here to schedule an appointment.

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A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, Inc. is a fully registered home improvement contractor. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable, master waterproofing professional.

E-mail: info@a1foundationcrackrepair.com
Toll Free: 866-929-3171


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A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, Inc. is a fully registered home improvement contractor. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable, master waterproofing professional.