If your basement continuously experiences water, you may be wondering how that is possible. The truth is that there may be several different potential reasons why this is happening. It can be vital to figure out the causes before it leads to more concerning problems.
Hydrostatic Pressure probably affects the most foundations when it comes to leaks in the Northbrook area. Hydrostatic pressure occurs when the water surrounding the foundation is unable to drain properly and sits against the walls. This adds pressure to the foundation walls which can result in leaks. Being in the northern part of Illinois, Northbrook is susceptible to experiencing harsh winters and a lot of snow. When the snow melts, this can definitely lead to hydrostatic pressure being applied to the house.
Soil can also be a cause. When soil absorbs too much water, it can apply pressure against the walls which leads to cracks as well.
When there is not enough moisture in the soil, the dirt becomes loose and allows your foundation to shift around. These shifts can also cause cracks to form. This can be caused from living in dry areas or if trees are present near your home. Tree roots, if close to the foundation, can drink up any moisture resulting in the drier dirt.
If you experienced any of these or suspect that this could be could be affecting your foundation, let a professional from The Real Seal help assess the damages. We will then be able to provide you with a list of solutions that will help.