Does your basement leak in the winter?

Basement leaks don’t just occur during rain storms.  During the winter months you may also notice a basement leak.

Moisture doesn’t always come from rain.  Snow and ice accumulate around our homes and you may not notice it, but your basement can radiate heat causing the snow around it to melt.   With the frozen soil outside, the moisture can build up as it is trapped between the walls of your basement and the frozen soil outside.  Enough pressure caused by the trapped moisture can force it through tiny cracks in your walls and into your basement.

Is your Sump Pump working?

Sometimes a faulty sump pump can be the culprit.  Sump pumps can fail at any time.  Most commonly noticeable during the summer months because we seem to pay more attention to it during rain storms.  A faulty sump pump can go unnoticed and slowly fill the sump pit without you noticing it.  Failure could be simply an old sump pump or frozen drainage lines.

Clogged Drains

Clogged drains can cause a backup of water in your pipes eventually overflowing back into your basement.  While it may not seem to happen often, your lines and even municipal sewer lines can freeze up and cause your basement to back up.

Contact us and we can help with any basement leak issue that you may be encountering.

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