Your basement may be leaking
because of a number of reasons. Determining the source of the water is very important because if left untreated, it could lead to water damage, mold and mildew.
Window wells are sometimes the reason water gets into your basement. Window wells that are not properly constructed or have clogged drainage systems allow water to build up without draining. The only place the water can go is into your basement through the window.
Sump pumps need to be replaced every 5 years, which people often forget. When sump pumps fail, the ground water that would have been pumped away actually backs up into your basement, causing flooding. Old sump pumps are more likely to fail during heavy rain, which is when you really need it.
The most common reason for leaks in basements is Hydrostatic Pressure
. This is when water saturates or oversaturates the soil around your home and is forced through either existing foundation cracks or gaps, or it creates the cracks, then seeps in.
The easiest way to find a source of seepage is to have a professional inspect your basement.
The Real Seal provides free inspections from one of our well-qualified professionals. We will be able to diagnose the issue properly, and then we can move forward with a plan of action to solve your unique basement waterproofing needs. We warrantied that our solutions are permanent, which is why we offer a Lifetime Warranty on most of our services. Our waterproofing services for Arlington Heights include sealing cove joints, sump pump replacement, pipe penetration sealing, honeycomb injections, and window well and drain installations.