Recently updated on November 25th, 2023 at 08:05 pm
Leaky & Wet Basements Repairs
Wet and leaky basements can cause significant issues to the health of your home. With high levels of relative humidity mold can begin to grow. Three main factors for mold growth are, high relative humidity, continues flow of water and something for the spores to feed on (many building materials). Keeping your basement dry with a permanent solution can also help hold the value of your home or building.
DWS Concrete Repair offers various solutions designed to keep basements dry, including: internal drainage systems, external waterproofing / window wells, crack injections and sump pumps.
Consider the Safety Factors
Wet basements can be a danger to both your home and health. A basement water problem that is not fixed can soon spread from one area to the next, leading to a damaged foundation and threatening the value of your home. In addition, there are many types of mold that can grow in this environment which are dangerous (and often toxic) to humans. The last thing you want to do is neglect a wet or damp basement.
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Some things to consider when diagnosing the problem:
Do you have a wet basement?
There are many things that can contribute to a damp, wet, or leaky basement.
- Are your eave troughs down spouts connected into the ground or discharging at the side of your house?
- Do you have visible foundation cracking?
- Are your weeping tiles clogged with soil or tree roots?
- Is the grade of your yard sloping towards your house?
These are a few factors that could be contributing to your wet basement, and a DWS Concrete Repair specialist can provide a FREE inspection and solution to repair your problem: Call Now:
Choosing a Certified Professional
Find an IICRC Certified waterproofing company to ensure that you are working with a reputable business.
You want a company that is experienced in exterior as well as interior waterproofing. Hiring a company that regularly fixes wet basements using the latest technology will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home will be protected in the future.
If you have a wet basement or noticed a leak and would like a trained waterproofing professional to provide you with a FREE 10 point waterproofing inspection, call DWS Concrete Repair now.
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When fixing basement water issues, drainage is the most important factor. Externally, new weeping tiles can be connected to existing drainage if it drains properly. However, connecting to existing drainage could lead to issues down the road.
The internal drainage system can also be connected to existing drainage if properly draining. However, if the drains either inside or outside back up or become clogged in the future, both systems will fail. Sump pumps are a great solution to creating new independent drainage that you can monitor and access. Read more about Sump Pumps and Sump Wells.