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Basement Waterproofing: 5 Common Reasons for Flooding June 7, 2017

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Basement Waterproofing: 5 Common Reasons for Flooding, Louisville, Kentucky

Whether you use your basement for storage, work, or play, keep the subterranean space dry by learning about the most common causes of flooding. Water infiltrates your basement in a variety of ways, resulting in property damage and mold growth. Avoid these costly problems by reviewing five of the most frequent flooding causes and enlisting basement waterproofing as necessary.

Ensure your basement stays clean and dry:

Clogged Gutters

A clogged gutter system causes numerous problems, including the pooling of rainwater around your foundation. Any small cracks or openings in and around the foundation make it easy for water to push through and flood your basement. The force of water also creates cracks and openings in the foundation or makes current fissures bigger.

Improper Floor & Wall Sealing

basement-waterproofingBasement tiles without proper sealing are vulnerable to seepage and flooding. The best basement waterproofing efforts include tar sealing on the inside and outside of foundation walls. Periodic resealing may be necessary depending on how susceptible your basement is to rainwater damage.

Lack of Slope

The ground around your home should slope down and away, so rainwater drains into sewers instead of your basement. It prevents water from pooling around your home and working its way into cracks and openings.

Weeping Tile Issues

Weeping tile is a part of any quality basement waterproofing system. It pulls rainwater away from your home and directs it to the local sewer system. Weeping tile failure, due to a faulty drainage system or other issues, sends water where it does not belong, which is your basement.

Window Leaks

Basement window wells without caulking or weatherstripping materials make it easy for water to leak through. The problem is compounded if any of the above issues are present.

Request basement waterproofing and foundation repair services from The Dwyer Company to protect your investment. The concrete repair company has proudly served West Chester, OH, as well as Lexington and Louisville, KY, since 1973. With three convenient locations in Bryan Station, Tylersville, and Auburndale, it’s easy to obtain the residential or commercial services you require. Call (513) 777-0998 for a free estimate, or visit the website for more information about foundation repair and basement waterproofing. 

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