What Causes Water Seepage in Basement & How to Take Care of It?

Water seepage in basement is a common occurrence nowadays. The situation is common; however, the occurrence could lead to uncommon and undesirable issues, such as flooding in basement, leaky & wet basement, etc. Also, the occurrence could lead to mosquito, mould and mildew infestation. Furthermore, constant contact with seeped water could cause damage to the integrity of the foundation as well as the appliances, furniture & goods kept in the underground room.

Wet & leaky basement not only causes damage to the property but also leads to a number of health associated issues. Wet air generally results in the growth of fungi such as mould. Such incidences along with prolonged contact with mould (breathing in mould spores) could lead to respiratory issues as well as health associated problems such as a cough, sneezing, constant fever, throat irritation, eye problems, etc.

The situation of seepage in the cellar is generally caused by a multitude of reasons. The potential causes of the situation are listed below.

  • Cracks in basement foundation walls
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Weeping tiles not draining or working
  • Leaky pipes
  • Leaking window well
  • Condensation on pipes in cellar
  • Improper grading
  • Inappropriate surface drainage
  • Leaky or clogged gutters
  • Downspouts draining close to the foundation
  • Sewage backup

Despite the causes, it is essential to deal with the situation promptly. Basement waterproofing is one of the most appropriate and effective techniques to stop and prevent water seepage into the cellar.  It keeps the basement as well as the entire property dry. It is one of the most efficient techniques of routing water from the exterior, thus, averting water seepage in the cellar and its effects.

The technique includes an arrangement of installing drainage systems and applying sealers. Along with waterproofing, there’re certain techniques that are utilized to fix leaky pipes and repair leaking cracks in basement walls. These techniques are intended to stop and prevent water seepage into basement.

The Implementer

Furthermore, the aforementioned techniques and their procedures are known to us. We, DryShield, are well aware of the abovementioned techniques, their procedures, implementations, applications and advantages. Also, we’ve been in the business for more than 25 years.

Apart from the experience and knowledge, we also have the expertise required to detect the cause of seepage and suggest the most appropriate and effective technique for dealing with the situation.

We offer waterproofing services and solutions at reasonable prices. Services offered by us includes foundation crack repair, basement wall crack repair, wet & leaky basement repair, mould removal, window well installation, water damage restoration and waterproofing Toronto properties, including residential and commercial.

The Procedure

Our workforce not only offers free estimates, but also visits the property in order to perform full basement inspection. During basement inspection, we aim to determine the issue and its actual cause. Once the issue and its cause are identified, our workforce suggests the most appropriate waterproofing and repair method that is required to deal with the situation. Aside from full basement inspection, we inspect additional parts of the property that might need repair and waterproofing.

After inspection, we discuss the suggested & needed waterproofing method with the property owners. Also, we inform them about the time duration, materials, number of technicians and outlay required to implement the method. We start implementing the method only after getting the approval and completing the required paperwork.