It’s cold, dark, and there’s a problem in the basement you don’t want to face. It’s damp and you’re not sure where the water is coming from. Who are you gonna call? Oh, that’s easy. Steve Schulz from Dry Basement Solutions.
No one likes a damp basement
There are a few common reasons for basement leaks, and a few horrible results if this is left untreated, like mold and structural damage.
- Poor drainage: when it rains (and pours) and water doesn’t have anywhere to go, eventually the pooled water will start to seep through the walls and leak into your basement. To be fair, the problem could be the foundation, and not the walls, especially if your house is at the bottom of hills or built on clay soil. Keep an eye out for standing water around your house after a rainstorm and take preventative action before you need to battle rising damp in the basement.
- Cracked walls and bad cove joints: concrete and brick and mortar walls tend to develop minor cracks and leaks, caused by the foundation to settle and changes in temperature. Normally these cracks pose no problem, but when the surrounding soil expands it can cause water to seep into your basement. Small gaps were poured concrete walls meet the foundation slab – known as cove joints – can be subject to leaking when the water table is high or the pressure expansive soils force water into the small joints to cause leaks at the bottom of your walls.
- Water leaking from a basement ceiling: leaks traveling down from above could be an indication of damaged siding, leaking pipes, or damaged caulk around showers, baths, and sinks.
Fixing your damp basement
All is not lost. The guys from Dry Basement Solutions have got your back And your basement!
From French drains and sump pumps to repairing cracks (including structural damage) and installing moisture barriers and checking for leaking pipes or other water sources, they know what to look for, how to fix it, and how to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Chat to the professionals at Dry Basement Solutions for a consultation.