Causes of Water in Basement

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.