Why and How is water getting into my home?
Water can enter into your home for many reasons.
When rain falls and drains below the soil, this creates an increased water table and significant hydrostatic pressure against the foundation. Cracks then develop within the walls and floors, giving water a place to enter your home.
Gutters that are too close to your foundation play into factor as this allows for pools of water to build up. This once again increases hydrostatic pressure against your foundation.
Corners that are not properly sealed off can be another area of concern. This is why another commonplace water can enter is through cove joints and below the footing.
Unexpected, but periods of extreme drought can also cause waterproofing issues. Extreme heat and lack of rain cause soil surrounding your home to shrink up and leave large gaps, ultimately leaving your foundation unsupported and vulnerable. When the rain finally comes, the gaps that were formed now are filled with water and create significant pressure against the foundation. This can cause cracks to form and water seeps through to the inside of your basement.
All of these problem causes lead directly back to the ultimate problem: hydrostatic pressure. Many waterproofing contractors do not relieve pressure against foundation walls. If left built up, the pressure will become too much for your foundation and the problem will return, doing more harm than good.
Helitech offers free estimates on your waterproofing repairs. Find out more about our pricing and available finance options for waterproofing.
Helitech offers free estimates on your waterproofing repairs.
Find out more about our pricing and available finance options for waterproofing.