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Common Problem: Seepage

A common problem we see in our service area is seepage in basement walls and concrete floors. As soil expands around your foundation, cracks will form. This foundation damage can create leaks the bring moisture into your basement or crawlspace. The pressure the builds up on foundation walls caused by excess water in the soil is called Hydrostatic pressure. When there are heavy rains or snow melt, or if you live in an area where there is a lot of water in the soil (like areas all around Lake County) this can be a huge headache for homeowners.

Problem areas include cracks in the floors and walls but also around window wells and cove joints. A cove joint is where the foundation wall meets the foundation floor. Check all these areas for signs of moisture.

What do you do if you have seepage?

Moisture can cause mold, even in small amounts. You can help the situation by having a humidifier installed but you may need to take other measures.

Exterior Waterproofing: If there is too much water around your house it can be because you don’t have proper drainage outside the foundation. We can assess the situation and find a solution that fits your needs.

Interior waterproofing: A sump pump can be installed to remove excess water out and away from your home.

Crack repair: Finding and sealing cracks can prevent further problems. It’s important to have the foundation inspected and any cracks repaired.

Our team can assist with all of these solutions. Book your inspection with us easily online today or just give us a call to set up a time that works for you.