Solutions to Common Basement & Foundation Waterproofing Problems in Greenville
Basements are typically damp areas of the home, but this isn’t ideal, as indoor humidity can cause problems for homeowners. Moisture can lead to poor indoor air quality and even structural damage if left unaddressed.
Regional Foundation & Crawl Space Repair offers effective solutions to control basement humidity, water damage caused by leaks, and prevent mold in your Greenville home. So how does water find its way into your basement in the first place?
Causes of Water Leaks in Basements
Water can enter the basement of your home in a variety of ways, including:
- • Wall or floor cracks in the basement
- • Settling soil
- • Sump pump failure
- • Plumbing or appliance leaks
Environmental factors cause changes in the soil that surrounds and supports your foundation walls. When this soil becomes overly saturated, it exerts a tremendous amount of pressure on the walls of your basement, referred to as hydrostatic pressure. When this pressure becomes too much, the foundation can form cracks, and water can make its way through into your basement. Supporting soil can also settle, erode, and freeze, all of which causes movement and can cause foundation settling and damage.
Concrete basement floors can become cracked and basement walls can bow or tilt inward. Water can make its way through the tiniest cracks, which can cause moisture and even flooding. If you don’t have an efficient and effective drainage system installed in your basement, or none at all, you will be dealing with unwanted water in your basement.
Plumbing leaks or broken water pipes can also cause basement flooding. Even underground pipes that break can saturate the soil around your basement, and the water can eventually find its way into your basement. To prevent these issues, Regional Foundation & Crawl Space Repair can work with you to install a basement waterproofing system.