Whether you have experienced a basement flood or a consistent leak somewhere that you couldn’t locate, large amounts of water can seep in your basement and cause huge problems. Water seepage prevents you from making full use of your basement, and it can also lead to potentially dangerous issues in your home. Here is a quick guide to help you get started on addressing basement water seepage.
What Causes Seepage
For the most part, seepage is pretty much the same as any water leak. The most common form of seepage is when water continually pushes through cracks in the basement walls or foundation. Likewise, water seepage can easily occur in crawl spaces, which have a weakness for accumulating moisture. Because concrete is porous, and concrete is the main building material for most foundation types, all it takes is a few flaws and weak spots for the water to find a way. Seepage takes place over a stretch of time, which means that if you spot a small amount of water in your basement, then that amount could gradually increase.
Call a Professional
Regardless of whether water seepage is a small or large concern when you first spot it you should do is look into waterproofing solutions. You could consult a professional and schedule an inspection. Not only will an expert be able to pinpoint the source of the leak, but they can also recommend the best way to address it. It’s vital to talk to a professional as soon as possible because you might not know how serious the problem is with the naked eye.
Seepage can translate to water damage as well as structural problems. Depending on the extent of the problem, a professional could recommend a number of solutions. On the one hand, preventing water seepage could be as simple as adding a vapor barrier or sealing off a few cracks. You could also have drains installed inside or outside of the basement to help eliminate excess water. However, if there are horizontal structural cracks, then that could be due to water pressure, and you will need to discuss foundation repairs, like installing supports.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today!
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects 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.