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Does your basement leak in the winter?

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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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Heading into winter, is your foundation ready?

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Flooding usually happens in the spring or fall, right now would be a perfect time to get waterproofing done so your home is ready for the coming winter.

Whether it is a issue with the inside or outside of your home, we can provide a free assessment of your particular issue. Many big national companies will come in and over sell your needs. Brewer Contracting will be sure to evaluate your water issue with honesty and integrity.

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We specialize in:

  • Inside/Exterior Drain Tile Systems
  • Sump Pumps
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Bowed Walls
  • Concrete Repairs
  • French Drains
  • Tuck pointing

Does your basement leak in the winter?

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Basement water doesn’t always come from rain, during the winter snow and ice surround our basements.  If the waterproofing isn’t very good or failing, you can get water.

Things you should check on can be that your downspouts for

Your gutters could simply be draining too close to your home, or the grade under the downspouts could be off.  If the water isn’t being pulled away from your home from the downspouts, you could have a water problem.

Speaking of that, check the slope around the foundation of your home may not be sloping away from your home.  This is very common and can cause water to drain into your basement.

Your Basement wall or floor has cracks.  Cracks are very common and can occur as your home settles.  Proper repair can be a quick fix.

Your basement radiates heat.  It is a good idea to keep snow and ice away from your homes foundation to lessen the snow/ice melt and giving it a chance to become a problem.

Brewer Contracting offers specific Waterproofing solutions, not the standard “One size fits all” approach.

Remember to start with the premise that water seepage is not the problem, it is a symptom of the problem. Water seepage occurs through cracks or openings in the walls or the result of non or poor functioning drainage.

By taking a problem solving approach Brewer Contracting offers our customers a peace of mind that comes from receiving an honest evaluation and the proper repair specific to their situation.