Spring is a great time to plant flowers and gardens. At the same time, spring tends to reveal issues with water getting into basements. It happens quite often, as 60% of homeowners have some type of water or moisture issue in their basement or crawl space. There could be a few different reasons why this happens. Let's dive in, and look at the causes for water getting into the basement.
When we have a heavy rain, its important that everything is working properly. If your windows were not installed correctly, or if the draining system gets clogged, your window well can become a pool. When there is nowhere else for the water to go, it will seep through and into your basement.
The most common cause for water to get into your basement is from the pressure of the water in the soil around the foundation. There are 2 different forms of pressure that can cause water issues.
When the soil around the foundation is looser, it tends to absorb more water. If your gutters and downspouts get clogged, the water gets discharged right next to the foundation. That soil will expand and create lateral pressure against the foundation, causing damage to your foundation and creating leaks in the basement.
During heavy or consistent periods of rain,obviously, the soil becomes saturated. This creates hydrostatic pressure that can push moisture through the walls in your basement and floor.
Water gets into your basement a few different ways:
To keep your basement dry, there are a few different things you can do.
As weather starts to get warmer, it is important to protect your home from water damage. If you experience water damage or flooding in your home, contact a professional restoration company, like Crew Construction and Restoration, to clean and restore your home. We will provide you with a free estimate, and will work directly with you and your insurance from start to finish.
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