Common Basement Waterproofing Causes
No homeowner wants to discover that their basement has been flooded. If your home is experiencing a wet or flooded basement, then there is a plethora of problems that can be to blame.
While you may not realize it, your gutters can cause your basement to become damp and leaky. Improperly installed gutters or gutters that cannot drain the water out and away from the home can lead to water pooling around your foundation, where it will eventually leak into your basement.
Leaky Basement Walls
If you have cracks or voids in your basement walls, water can get inside. Once water penetrates your basement walls, they can begin to leak, causing water to pool on your basement’s floor. If you notice water coming from cracks in your walls, it is time to contact a professional.
Faulty Sump Pump
If your sump pump is not working correctly, then your basement is just as likely to flood than if it didn’t even have a sump pump. If your sump pump gets overwhelmed by excess rain or blocked by debris, it can fail and leave your basement vulnerable to flooding.
Leaking Hot Water Heater
Due to the weather in Colorado, you likely have a hot water heater in your basement. A damaged, leaking water heater causes water to pool in your basement, even damaging your personal belongings and causing mold to grow, especially if it goes unchecked.
Don’t Put Up with Basement Water Damage! Peak Structural Can Help!
If you’re a homeowner in Denver or Colorado Springs, don’t let your livelihood suffer by putting up with a leaky basement. At Peak Structural, we have a team of experts that are ready to help tackle your wet basement, and they are equipped with solutions and tools to fix the issues you’re having with your home’s basement.
We provide FREE inspections at no obligation to you. We don’t recommend waiting if you notice water in your basement. Water leaks should be fixed to prevent mold and mildew growth; damage to your home and belongings; and affect the humidity and moisture levels in your home.