Cause of Basement Leak
Cause of Basement Leaks
Basement leaks are caused by various reasons, among which the most common are wall & floor leak, excavation & backfilling, clogged drain pipes, hydrostatic pressure, and the material used in the basement foundation. There are several factors that need to be accounted for in a proper waterproof basement.
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Wall & Floor Leaks
Leaks in the wall and floor are common due to the hydrostatic pressure of the water. When exterior drainage pipes are clogged and the water has nowhere to go, it exerts immense pressure on the foundation walls and manages to seep in through tiny gaps between the wall and floor. Water leakage eventually leads to mold growth because of the moisture involved, and an area like the basement is the most prone to a mold infestation.
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Clogged Drainage System
One major cause of basement leaks is a clogged footing drain. Fine particles in the soil and other particles such as small rocks enter the drainage system along with rainwater. Eventually, sediments of mud and particles build up and block the waterway completely that hinders the drainage system. The water that is under pressure has nowhere else to go, and will gradually find its way into the basement through tiny gaps.
Footing Drain Installation
The footing drain installation process includes excavating the soil around the basement foundation and backfilling them once the drain has been installed. The backfilled soil is usually less tightly packed than the soil that is untouched, thus it is more permeable to water. High permeability means more water is absorbed into the soil when rain falls that accumulates against the foundation wall. This water has a higher chance of seeping inside the basement.
Count on Sump Pump Geeks for a Solution to Your Basement Leak
Sump Pump Geeks help you stand up against all the causes of basement leaks. Whether it is a wall leak or a clogged drainage pipe we will find out the source of the leak and quickly eradicate the problem. We serve New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Michigan, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington DC, Georgia, Oregon, and all the other States across the United States of America. We will install and have the whole system operational, preparing your home to handle the next big storm.
If you are having water leakage problems in your home basement, contact us online or call at 855-783-6133