Basement Foundation Repairs:
Basement Leak Repair
A large percentage of basement leak repairs, regardless of whether they are performed on brick or cement block walls or concrete foundations, can be completed from either the inside or the outside of the home. It is possible to prevent a wet basement if you have a poured concrete foundation by performing both interior and exterior waterproofing repairs on the foundation.
What is causing my basement to leak when it rains?
It is possible for soil to become saturated during periods of heavy or persistent rain, resulting in hydrostatic pressure (also known as water pressure), which can force moisture and water through your basement walls and floor. The looser the soil around your foundation is, the more water it is likely to absorb.
What can I do to keep my basement from flooding during a heavy downpour?
Installing an interior drainage system in your basement is the most effective way to keep rainwater out of your basement. A good waterproofing system reduces hydrostatic pressure in the basement, which is a tried-and-true method of keeping the basement dry. An interior drain tile connects to a sump pump on the basement floor.
Is a small amount of water in the basement acceptable?
Allowing water to remain in the basement can raise the level of humidity throughout the entire house, resulting in unpleasant conditions and the need to run HVAC systems for longer periods of time. Even more concerning, standing water in the basement can act as a catalyst for the growth of mold, which can lead to serious health problems for the people who live in the building.
Is it possible to waterproof my basement on my own?
After you’ve sealed up your holes and cracks, you should apply a waterproof coating to the surfaces of your basement. Excellent products are available that are guaranteed to protect walls and floors from hydrostatic pressure and water seepage.
What is the best way to stop water from seeping through walls?
Using hydraulic cement or polyurethane caulk, you can stop water from dripping into your basement through cracks or gaps around plumbing pipes.