Basement waterproofing is vital because the last thing you want to worry about is your basement leaking. Unfortunately, this commonly happens to homeowners. Fortunately, a waterproof basement is possible with All Aspects Waterproofing’s experts at your service. When it comes to floods and inclement weather, most homeowners know that basement waterproofing comes in handy. However, most people aren’t aware of why basement leaks happen in the first place. Here are the top five reasons.
A home with structural integrity will have proper grading. The ground around your home’s foundation should slope away from the house versus towards it. However, more often than not, homes need a basement repair due to improper or deteriorated grading. If water drains towards your home, the water builds up against your home’s foundation, leading to basement leaks.
Foundation cracks aren’t uncommon. However, they can lead to water accumulating in your basement. You should hire us to determine if the foundation cracks and leaking result from hydrostatic (fluid) pressure or structural issues.
Damaged Gutters and Downspouts or Lack Thereof
Gutters and downspouts are essential for the home because they direct water away from the house and its foundation. However, water will come towards the foundation if gutters and downspouts aren’t there or damaged. Thus, the water can find its way into your basement and result in excess moisture.
Faulty Drain Tile and Sump Pump
A drain tile and sump pump are also critical aspects of any home. A drain tile collects water surrounding your home’s foundation and directs it to one of two places. If your home isn’t on an incline, the water will go to the sump pump in your basement. This device prevents flooding and pumps the water away from the foundation. However, some homes don’t have a drain tile and sump pump. In this case, you’ll want to consider having a professional basement waterproofing system installed to make up for this.
Condensation and Interior Leaks
When humid air and cool basement walls meet, this can lead to condensation. In extreme cases, condensation leads to excess moisture. On the other hand, interior leaks stem from daily functions such as
- Washing Your Hands
- Using the Toilet
- Washing Machine Dryer
- Having Faulty Pipes
Check for leaks around the structures you use to carry out daily tasks.
Prevent minor problems from turning into severe issues by hiring a professional basement waterproofing company today.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today for Basement Waterproofing!
When it comes to finding the best solution for your crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing needs, contact All Aspect Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.