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Causes of Basement Leak in Cincinnati, OH

Causes of a Basement Leak in Cincinnati, OH

Basement Leak

Typically, the way basements are constructed is conducive to water leaks because they are at the lowest point of the property. Even a well-constructed basement can have moisture problems, which can be corrected by Healthy Basement Concepts. There are several factors that need to be accounted for in a proper waterproof basement.

Take a closer look at the “whys” of the common causes for leaks in a basement foundation:

Footing Drain Installation

The footing drain installation process includes excavating the soil around the basement foundation and backfilling them once the drain has been installed. The backfilled soil is usually less tightly packed than the soil that is untouched, thus it is more permeable to water. High permeability means more water is absorbed into the soil when rain falls that accumulates against the foundation wall.

Clogged Drainage System

During the backfilling process of footing drains, sometimes, the drainage system itself is crushed and becomes useless. Exterior footing drains have earned themselves a reputation for clogging. Particles in the soil and mud accumulate in the waterways and eventually block it, making it ineffective. The water is pressurized against the foundation and eventually enters through tiny gaps or cracks.

Walls & Floor Joint

All sorts of basement foundation walls have the potential to leak water from the wall-floor joint where there is usually a tiny gap that is intentionally designed to prevent cracks from forming in the center of the floor. Water under pressure can penetrate the gap and enter your basement. A clogged exterior drain makes the situation worse.

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Basement Waterproofing Service in Cincinnati, OH

Healthy Basement Concepts Provides Waterproofing Solutions

Regardless of the cause of the leak, whether it is because of a clogged drainage system or leaks through the walls, we can provide a solution for it! Healthy Basement Solutions have been waterproofing basements throughout Cincinnati, OH, for more than 15 years. Our system can be designed to meet the needs of any home, regardless of the size or age. We provide:

If you are having water leakage problems in your home basement, Contact Healthy Basement Concepts online or call at 513-854-0349