Typical Causes of Leaking in the Basement

Here are some of the most common causes of basement leaks.

No homeowner is too excited to discover a puddle in their basement. If this happens to you, then your first question is probably where this water came from. The key to stopping a leak is to figure out what has caused it. Here are some of the most common causes of basement leaks.

Wall Cracks

It’s likely that you might have noticed small cracks in the concrete walls or floor of your basement. Wall cracks can be signs of bigger structural issues. When water gets into these cracks, it can gradually erode and expand the cracks over time. It is good to have cracks checked, especially if they’re any bigger than ⅛ inch. Just filling them in might not be a good enough solution.

Sump Pump Issues

The job of a sump pump is to convey excess water out of the basement and keep the basement dry. If there is something wrong with the sump pump, then any water will start to collect in your basement. Common sump pump problems include motor failure, rust, and age. Sometimes these issues can be an easy fix. Otherwise, you may need a new sump pump.

Construction Errors

The bulk of a basement is made of concrete, and if the concrete wasn’t mixed or poured properly, then it can be lumpy and form cracks. Specifically, these cracks are called honeycomb because they have a distinct honeycomb shape, making it very easy for water to get in. Fortunately, most honeycomb cracks are easy to detect and resolve, but you will need to call a professional

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