JLB Foundation & Basement Waterproofing fixes wet basements. Our experienced professionals inspect your basement for water related problems and provide well explained, cost effective solution. All of our work is warrantied to stop basements from leaking. We provide free estimates, without the high pressure sales tactics. JLB Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing has fixed many homes in the Kansas City area with a reputation that speaks for itself
There are few things worse for a homeowner than a wet basement. What appears to be just a tiny trickle or small puddle are the warning signs of a much bigger problem. Moisture in your basement can lead to an array of costly and time-consuming repairs. From structural damage to toxic mold, water in your basement is a serious problem. So what can we do to keep our basements dry and prevent moisture from making its way in?
To best understand how to keep our basements dry, we need to have a thorough understanding of what causes moisture to occur in basements in the first place. Unfortunately for homeowners, water has a knack for finding its way into our homes. Due to the unique nature and construction of basements, these spaces are particularly prone to wetness. The points below highlight some of the primary causes of basement moisture/ water problems.
· Improper Soil and Drainage Systems:
If rain and groundwater cannot drain away properly it can make its way into your basement. Improper soil and poor drainage systems are one of the most common causes of basement wetness. If water isn’t directed away from the home, it will accumulate around the foundation, where it will try to find a way inside.
· Poorly Installed and Maintained Gutters:
Gutters are intended to direct rainwater away from your foundation. If they are improperly installed or too clogged to function, water will drain around your foundation, rather than away from it.
· Improper Slope:
The ground around your foundation should slope away from your home, not towards it. If the slope is wrong, water will accumulate around your foundation, rather than running away from it.
· Hydrostatic Pressure:
Hydrostatic pressure occurs when water accumulates around your foundation. As gravity pushes down on that water, it will try to escape, in an effort to relieve that pressure. The water will force its way through any cracks in your basement walls and floors. In fact the pressure can get so strong, that it will cause cracks.
· Cracks in Your Basement:
Cracks in your basement walls, floors, and around windows or doors provide the perfect avenue through which water can flow. Water will always follow the path of least resistance and these cracks make it easy for water to come into your basement.
Basements are notoriously damp places. When condensation occurs, it can bring mildew, mold, and potential damage along with it.
The list above is just a basic overview of the causes of leaky Basements. The problems can run much deeper and there are many different solutions to fixing the problem/problems. Call JLB Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing to give you the best ASSESSMENT, EXPLANATION and SOLUTION for a great PRICE!!!
We provide free estimates for a wide variety of basement water related problems. Hydrostatic Pressure, Drainage systems, Sump pumps, Wall cracks, Floor Cracks, Structural repairs, Crawl space moisture, and Outdoor drainage problems, just to name a few. You have to fix the problem that caused the problem in order to be successful and not have to do it twice. Call us today and let us help solve your Water Problem PERMANENTLY!