Water In Basement
Water in a basement is a common problem. With modern homeowners always seeking to expand a home’s storage or living space, a moist basement has become more noticeable than in years passed when homeowners rarely ventured into the basement.
Here are a few reasons why water might collect in a basement:
- Wall Cracks — Even a well-made home often develops cracks in the foundation and basement walls as it ages. Cracks often form near beam pockets or windows. At first the crack might not go all the way through the wall, but in time the crack becomes worse if not repaired and water frequently starts to seep into the basement.
- Pipes — Most basements have pipes that run through the wall or foundation. The pipes are sealed with a concrete cement mixture that crumbles or cracks over time, especially if the pipe frequently vibrates from water usage. The cracks around the pipe and the wall will allow water to leak into the basement.
- Floor Cracks — Cracks may form in the floor of the basement or along where the floor meets the wall of the basement.
- Tie Holes — Small cracks can form between the remnants of the iron tie rod holes and the concrete. The small cracks allow water to enter the basement.
Yes, finding water in basement might send you into a panic, but remain calm. A basement can be repaired and made waterproof. Please contact the professionals at Everyday Basement Waterproofing. We specialize in basement waterproofing, crawl space waterproofing, and foundation.
John Fahmy, President of Everdry of North Georgia / Atlanta region started at Everdry’s corporate headquarters (Ohio State Waterproofing) in 1991 as a part time customer service rep.
While working part time, John pursued his Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Management at Cleveland State University. It was John’s mission to become the best in this industry after seeing his grandparents get scammed by a fly by night waterproofing contractor, and lose lots of money, that was not there anymore when they needed service. After only one year, John was promoted to Customer Service Manager.
After a total of 8 years in the Customer Service Department, John branched out, holding his Customer Service Manager position, while taking on new responsibilities as Assistant Marketing Director and becoming an EZ Breathe Sales rep.
In 2003, John was named Director of Shows, a job that gave him the opportunity to work directly with all of the national Everdry franchise locations nationwide, providing each office with support for their marketing efforts at trade shows.
In 2004, after 13 years with the company, John and his wife Connie took on a new challenge and took over the North Georgia / Atlanta Everdry franchise. Our goal is to provide a healthy and safe living environment in homes for the families in the North Georgia / Atlanta region.