This diagram shows some of the places through which groundwater can enter your basement:
- Holes where conduits, water, and sewer pipes enter the structure
- Wall and floor cracks
- Floor drains and sump pumps
- Mortar joints, window wells
- Footer drains
- Over the top of the wall
Proper diagnosis is the first step. Foundation wall failures are often a symptom of poor water management outside, including:
- Clogged gutters
- Collapsed, clogged, improperly installed, or broken downspouts
- Terrain that slopes toward the house
Over time, one or any combination of these issues can cause foundation wall failure.
Each problem may need its own solution, but sometimes multiple problems can be cured with a single solution. We have the expertise to identify the solution or solutions to best meet your needs.
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