Basement waterproofing is the act of preventing water from entering a basement, thus mitigating the chances of severe water damage. Generally speaking, basements are commonly made of either solid poured concrete, cinder blocks, or stone; all of which can leak.
What is basement waterproofing?
What can cause my basement to leak?
Basements leak because water enters through some sort of penetration. Some of the most common of these include:
- Foundation cracks;
- Tie rod holes;
- Leaking penetrations (e.g., around pipes for electrical, gas, plumbing);
- Sill plates;
- Failed drain tile;
- Window wells;
- Leaking mortar joints; and
- Construction joints.
Additionally, if a property’s drain tile system isn’t working properly, water can come up from under the floor, as well as around the edges of the walls. Malfunctioning sump pumps can also cause water to come up through floor cracks.
If you are interested in more information about basement waterproofing, contact us today at 877-433-4477.