Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Fraser Hay
Basements have many ways to leak during the heavy rainy season in Metro Season. There are 5 common areas that basements tend to leak from. Below is the list:
Floor Wall Joint
This is where the floor and the wall meet. Typically a leakage here signals a problem with the drainage around the home.
This is either a hairline vertical crack in the wall, or a horiziontal honeycombing. These can be difficult to spot as they can be behind drywall on the basement.
Sometimes, druing settling a crfack can form on the window section of the foundation. This can cause water ingress into the basement.
Basement Entry Doors
If the drainage outside the basement entry door is lacking, this can cause signaificant water to entre the basement.
Sometime moisture can come up through cracks in the floor. This usually signals a Sump Pump system is required in the home.
If you feel your basement is suffering from a leak, have a professional come out and take a look for you. Call Us today at 1-888-379-3456.