If you notice a leak in your basement that appeared in the place between the wall and the floor; then it’s obvious that you could be facing one of the few issues that we will discuss about here.
The roof water is a primal enemy of the basement in your home. In this case you must check your downspouts and gutters just to be certain they are working appropriately. If the water is seeping off of your gutters close to your foundation, it will overpower the drainage system in your basement.
Additionally, many people will try to add some dirt on the side of the foundation in order to prevent the basement leaks between the wall and the floor. But in most cases that will not stop the leaking. If you just try to fix the dirt alongside your foundation that may only help with the surface water issues or maybe the issues when there is a damp wall. In the case when your foundation walls are dry; but there’s a leak onto the floor – the outer grade is not possible the issue.
Leaking at the walls base and through the floor cracks
Ground water may enter in your basement through the joint where the walls are meeting the floor; up through the cracks or most probably the weak points present in the floor. These are the signs of what will happen when the primary foundation drainage failed; and when under the floor a water building up occurs.
Moreover, the water buildup around your foundation owing to failing drainage will cause water pressure generally named as hydrostatic pressure. This same hydrostatic pressure will push the water through the weakest point; which is as a rule the joint between the wall and the floor.
The failing of the foundation drainage happens when the original drains disintegrate; or they are plugged with roots and soil. They can also clog in the outside region so no water can enter in the pipe. Inappropriate or inadequate foundation drainage installing may also cause the water to build up; and generate pressure resulting in leaking in your basement in the place between the wall and the floor.
How to stop the leakage
There are two possible ways for drying up your basement. Both ways involve new foundation drainage installing. The new drains can be installed inside or outside. The internal basement waterproofing system is installed beneath the basement floor in order to lessen the hydrostatic pressure. This is the water pressure in the ground that builds up in the region of your foundation in circumstances when the water has nowhere to go. Lots of homeowners have mix feelings about whether interior waterproofing will actually fix the problem.
In spite of everything, the water is coming from the outside region, right? And yes, this is true; but it’s not always achievable to fix the water seepage in your basement from the outside. When your basement has water beneath your floor; then internal basement waterproofing might be the only way to repair the issue. Not including interior drains, will only trap the water under the floor. And this will happen because your foundation is separating the indoor from the outer surface.
The external basement waterproofing may be the best choice for several basement leaks. If you have damp basement walls up high or even at ground level; and signs of the water running down the basement walls, the external basement waterproofing is the best solution. The original seal on the outer side of your foundation will deteriorate over time; resulting in constant paint peeling, damp basement walls or continually wet basement walls. If you notice these symptoms you must consider external basement waterproofing.
Always search out for a professional evaluation
We are familiar with how basement waterproofing estimates can be frustrating. Many of our customers told us that they have at least three different estimates and three dissimilar solutions. The problem is that most of the basements waterproofing companies only offer one method for repairing the issue. Obviously, for that one method that they will present to you as a solution; they will guarantee that their option is best for your basement. However it is always important for you to be educated and constantly explore your options if a basement leak between the wall and the floor appears.
Draintony offers all solutions. We will start with identifying the root cause of your issue. And after that we will review the solutions and also the costs. Call Us for you free estimate today.