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Leaking Foundation

Leaky Foundation

The foundation of your home is built to support the structure and keep water out, but over time the integrity of that foundation may be compromised. Due to the freeze-thaw cycle and hydrostatic pressure from within the earth, foundation walls can become bowed or cracked, causing foundation leaks. This issue can affect all types of foundations, from stone to concrete blocks to poured concrete—and the resulting water in your basement can lead to serious problems.

Causes of Basement Foundation Leaks

When water seeps into the basement, it can lead to a number of issues, including:

  • Shrinking of the concrete foundation
  • Water pooling alongside foundation walls or under the floor
  • Drainage issue: Water collecting next to the foundation
  • Water seeping into foundation blocks
  • Clogged footing drain pipe

Solution: Get Professional Basement Waterproofing Help

Your home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. To protect your home, it’s best to deal with water issues immediately to correct the underlying problem and avoid further damage.


Excavation consists of digging out all the dirt that sits by the walls down to footer level; replacing the footer tiles, sealing the walls, covering that with gravel and backfilling with soil to grade level.

Interior Basement Waterproofing System

In this scenario, work is performed from the inside of the basement. The floor is opened next to the outside walls, and drain tile is installed and surrounded by gravel. The pipe is connected to a sump pump, which discharges the water.

Inside & Outside Basement Waterproofing System

This patented system includes both inside and outside systems to prevent water damage and keep water from further damaging the home’s foundation.
The outside basement waterproofing system takes care of surface water and moisture that enters from foundation walls. There are three steps to installing this drainage system:

    1. An inspection trench is dug against the outside wall where the foundation meets the dirt.
    2. Water pooling alongside foundation walls or under the floor
    3. Any cracks that are found are sealed to prevent water from entering the foundation.
    4. A drainage system is then installed to move surface water away from the foundation.

The inside basement waterproofing system handles hydrostatic pressure that exists under a basement. This pressure can cause water seepage leading to discoloration and mold, or to cracks in the floors and walls. The inside system includes a pressure relief pump and piping that releases water in the walls.