Piering pipe Bacement and Foundation Repair

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COMMON PROBLEMS

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WATERPROOFING
INDICATIONS YOU MAY NEED WATERPROOFING
  • Standing or seeping water in basement or crawl area from:
  • Concrete blocks/brick/stonework walls leaking
  • Crawl Space is wet
  • Basement is flooded
  • Water coming in where floor and wall meet and there is no visible cracks
  • Stains on basement or crawl area walls indicating the presence of water

REASONS FOR LEAKAGE
Basement and crawl areas begin to leak when the ground pressure of expanding soil caused by rain or snow melt allows water to force its way in. In poured concrete basement or crawl areas the water is forced in through the cold joint areas (wall to footing joint) and then can seep into the open space. In concrete block basement or crawl areas the hollow cells in the concrete block walls will fill up with seep water to a point that the water becomes heavy enough to force its way out through the mortar joints near the base and seep into the open space.

SOLUTIONS
The installation of a perimeter drain tile and pump system beneath the basement floor (or in the crawl space) that will serve as a means to collect and discharge the seepage before it enters the basement or crawl area. Click here to review the repair method.

INDICATIONS ADDITIONAL WORK MAY BE NEEDED
  • Water is seeping under wall covering at isolated locations
  • Remove drywall or wall covering (may have cracks in wall)
  • Water enters from windows
  • Visible wall cracks
MEDIA