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I Have a Wet Basement, Now What?

By on June 4th, 2013
Tags: Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Residential Blog, Water drainage

Basement Waterproofing in PA

Basement Waterproofing PA, Wet Basement PA

While water is an essential element that keeps us alive, it can also cause serious problems, especially in your home. If your home, for whatever reason, is being filled with water, you should address that problem as soon as you can. In order to fix the problem, you need to know what is causing it.

Causes of a Wet Basement

There are a few different reasons you might have a wet basement in Pennsylvania. Some are easier to find and fix than others, but one of the top causes for a wet basement is poor or failing drainage. A drainage system that works will guide water away from your home, while a drainage system that does not work will pool water around your foundation and put pressure on the foundation walls and floors of your home, causing cracks and in turn, flooding. A related problem may be your plumbing. A failing plumbing system may leak, which yet again can cause flooding of your basement.

If you know both of those problems are not issues in your home, there are still a few different causes of flooding that your wet basement may have. Some problems may be due to incorrectly sized or installed sump pumps. If that is the problem, your home has no chance of diverting water away from your home. If your home has a weak foundation in general, that may also cause your wet basement. Moving soil may crack and break down a weak foundation leaving your basement vulnerable to leakage and flooding. Lack of an interior drainage system may also cause water pressure on your slab, which can cause cracks and leaks.

A Damaged Foundation

If again you know that none of these causes is the issue then there is one more that it may be. A poor foundation is the number one cause of a wet basement. It may actually be the foundation that is under your basement. A constantly changing climate is a huge factor that may cause your foundation to become weak. The moisture of the soil around your home must be at a stable level, and so a climate that changes causes many issues.

Whatever problem you may have, Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing is there to help you identify the cause of your issue and fix both the problem and the cause. The products we use are manufactured by ECP, the leading manufacturer of basement waterproofing and foundation repair in the industry. No matter what you may need, Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing has the tools and knowledge to take care of your basement waterproofing needs.

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