Why is my foundation leaking now and never has leaked in the past?
Since the middle of August I have been receiving calls from homeowners with fieldstone foundations that have always had dry basements until recent rains. Whether you are in MA, RI, CT, NH your stone foundation is not moving and causing new basement cracks during the New England summer. So whys are all of a sudden homeowners basements leaking?
The answer to the great mystery
Upon further investigation I have found holes next to the foundation. These holes can be as small as the thickness your thumb, or as large as a baseball. These holes are the entry of underground tunnels that meander next to the foundation. During the summer and fall, chipmunks and moles create these tunnels. When it rains, these tunnels provide a path for water to enter your basement. If you want to check to see if this is happening, simply put a garden hose near or in the holes. With the hose running go into the basement and wait for the water flow.
The Solution for a Leaking Stone Foundation
Where these problems exist, the tunnels need to be filled in from the exterior along with the entry point on the inside of the basement. At A-1 Foundation Crack Repair Inc we use our patented stone foundation waterproofing method of embedded oakum in a closed-cell polymer resin, packing that in between the stone and then a top coat of a specialty mortar.
Whether you live in Milford, MA Pawtucket, RI Nashua, NH or Hartford, CT if you have chipmunk holes or are in need of stone foundation repointing, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair today! A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, the basement and stone foundation waterproofing experts.
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