4 Unexpected Causes of Basement Water Leaks

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Having a leaky basement can cause damages that range from annoying to downright dangerous. If your belongings get ruined from your wet basement, it’s undoubtedly upsetting. If your foundation cracks widen due to years of water erosion… Well, your house could collapse. The problem is that sometimes simply fixing basement water leaks isn’t enough. You […] The post 4 Unexpected Causes of Basement Water Leaks appeared first on .

  1. Vegetation – If you are a gardener and you have plants near your home’s foundation, they could be directing water toward existing cracks. Any plants that are within two feet of your home pose a serious risk of increasing the water flow around the foundation. Also, make sure plants that dig deeper roots are placed further away from your home.
  2. Temperature Swings – Most homes develop microfractures early on in their lifespan. If water entered the concrete on a warm day and then froze overnight, it would expand. The ensuing ice would push the concrete further apart, widening the cracks. This is largely unavoidable if you live in a seasonal climate, but basement waterproofing service s can fix these cracks easily.
  3. Poor Construction Location – Houses are built on a hill. At least they  should  be. That said, people make mistakes. If your home wasn’t built on a sufficient slope, water won’t flow away from it at all. Instead, it will accumulate around the base, leaving you home at constant risk of needing foundation repairs.
 

Completely waterproof basements are rare. That is unless you have a basement waterproofing company ensure your foundation is secure and your belongings are safe. Still, knowing the various causes of water accumulation around your basement can save you a lot of time. If you have any questions about a leak in your basement, or if you need your foundation repaired, don’t hesitate to contact us today.’

 

WRITTEN BY

Austin Werner

Austin Werner is the Owner of The Real Seal LLC, a basement waterproofing and foundation repair company. Austin believes that having a highly trained and happy team is the key to success. This is reflected through hundreds of 5 star customer reviews his company has received online.

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