Water Seepage Repair
Causes of Water Seepage
Seeping water in your basement can be a major concern for homeowners. Since water finds the path of least resistance, water can enter through cracks in walls or under the footer. You may notice wet, damp floors near walls or water trickling from cracks in the wall or ceiling. There are many reasons why your basement has water and is in need of water seepage repair. Some possible factors may include:
- Heavy rainfalls forcing water into the basement from the outside
- Improper downspout extensions that accumulate water around the foundation
- Clogged leaves and debris can stop the flow of water and create puddles in the yard
- Broken or leaking pipes
- Improper slope or grading
- Clogged window wells can cause water to build up
- High water table forces water to accumulate between the wall and floor
If you notice any of these factors, look for signs of water intrusion in your basement.
Signs of Water Seepage
Some common signs include:
- Poor indoor air quality
- Mold growth and mildew
- Rusty appliances
- Bowing, cracking or leaning walls
- Foundation settlement
- Water stains on walls or floors
- Soft spots on walls
- Musty or strange odor
- Insect infestation or pest invasion
- Wall crack seepage
- Peeling paint
- Wet, damp walls
If you have any of these signs, our experts can permanently fix them by applying basement waterproofing.
Water Seepage Solutions in Pittsburgh, PA
Water seepage can easily be eliminated by a basement waterproofing system from Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services. Our waterproofing methods include:
Exterior waterproofing: This system is designed to stop water from surrounding your foundation. The installation process requires several components such as a waterproofing membrane, sump basin, 4″ drain pipe fitting, 4″ perforated drain pipe, dimple drainage board, sump pump, and a sump pump discharge freeze guard.
Interior waterproofing: This system uses a perforated drain pipe inside the perimeter of the footing. The concrete around the slab is removed and replaced to place the drain pipe under the slab. It drains water and flows into a sump pump system.
Sump pumps/battery backup sump pumps: Our sump pumps pump up to 5,000 gallons of water per hour. They are the most energy efficient sump pumps on today’s market.
Surface drainage systems: This system uses channel drains, convention drains, catch basins and grates to discharge water away from your home.
We also offer dehumidifiers products such as the Santa Fe Dehumidifier. This system is designed to keep moisture levels below 50% and improve the overall air quality of your home. You’ll notice an immediate difference in your heating and cooling cost.
If you have water seepage in your basement, give a call to Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services right away to avoid expensive foundation repairs. We’ll find the source of your basement leaks and offer the best solution for your water issues, from exterior drainage to sump pump installation. Call us today for a free estimate in Pittsburgh, PA.