Spring Rain causing your Basement to Leak? Contact Brewer Contracting

Water coming up through the basement floor or leaking from a crack in a basement wall are typical symptoms of basement leaks or seepage.

The most common cause of basement water problems is the pressure created by the water in the soil surrounding the foundation. The loose soil around your foundation tends to absorb more water. The area around the home is often flooded with rainwater from clogged gutters or downspouts that are discharging water right next to the foundation.

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Discovering water in your basement after heavy rain can be concerning, but there are steps you can take to address the issue of having a wet basement:

  1. Identify the Source: Determine where the water is coming from. Common sources include cracks in the foundation, poor drainage around the perimeter of the house, clogged gutters or downspouts, or leaks in plumbing.
  2. Inspect Gutters and Downspouts: Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and are directing water away from your foundation. You may need to clean them out or install gutter guards to prevent clogs.
  3. Check Grading: Ensure that the ground around your home slopes away from the foundation. This helps to prevent water from pooling around the base of your house.
  4. Seal Cracks and Gaps: Seal any cracks or gaps in your foundation with waterproofing sealant or epoxy. This can help prevent water from seeping into your basement through the walls.
  5. Install a Sump Pump: Consider installing a sump pump in your basement. A sump pump can help to remove water that accumulates in the basement, keeping it dry.
  6. Improve Drainage: If your basement is prone to flooding, you may need to install a French drain or exterior drain tile system to help divert water away from your foundation.
  7. Consider Exterior Waterproofing: If the problem persists, you may need to invest in exterior waterproofing measures, such as installing a waterproof membrane or drainage board around the foundation.
  8. Interior Waterproofing: In severe cases, interior waterproofing may be necessary. This could involve installing a waterproofing system on the interior walls or floor of your basement.

Here are a few symptoms that can help you determine whether you’ve got a basement leak or seepage issue.

  • Signs of basement water leaks: One of the surest ways to identify a leak is to check for cracks in a concrete wall or between blocks and look for signs of wetness on the wall itself or on the floor below the crack. Basement windows are another typical source of leakage, so look for signs of water intrusion below any windows.
  • Signs of water seeping into the basement: The primary sign of water seepage is efflorescence or white stains on the basement floor or walls, caused by salt deposits from the presence of water or moisture.

Do you have a wet basement?

One of the most common causes for water in your basement in the spring is Foundation Cracks.

foundation cracks, racineIf your foundation has cracks in it, water will inevitably leak into your basement.   There are many different reasons why a foundation might crack. For instance, tree roots, unalleviated hydrostatic pressure, and your house settling over time can all result in foundation cracks. In some cases, poor construction practices can also cause a foundation to crack.  Regardless of the cause of your foundation crack, it will likely allow water to leak into your basement any time that it rains—making it vital to resolve foundation cracks as soon as you notice them.

Consult The Professionals at Brewer Contracting: If you’re unsure how to address the issue or if it seems too complex to handle on your own, consider consulting with a professional waterproofing contractor who can assess the situation and recommend the best course of action.  Especially if it is a foundation crack.

Remember, addressing water issues in your basement promptly is essential to prevent damage to your home and belongings and to maintain a healthy indoor environment.

Brewer Contracting has been waterproofing Basements and homes in Racine and SE Wisconsin since 1953.

– Inside/Exterior Drain Tile Systems
– Sump Pumps
– Foundation Cracks
– Bowed Walls
– Concrete Repairs
– French Drains
– Tuckpointing
Let us help you evaluate your specific needs along with a cost efficient solution.

Basement Waterproofing Experts serving Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Wi.

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Brewer Contracting

2812 2 Mile Rd
Franksville, Wi 53126
262-977-0713

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