Leaky Basement? Call United Dynamics, Inc. for Basement Waterproofing!
Don’t let water in your basement take your peace of mind—protect your investment with basement waterproofing and rest easy. Why do you need to protect your basement from water? The more immediate concerns when it comes to a leaky basement are damage caused to whatever items you are storing in your basement as well as the growth of mold and mildew. Left unchecked, mold growth can lead to health issues for your family. As if that weren’t enough of a problem to consider, excess moisture in your basement over time will lead to structural damages to your home.
What Causes Basements to Leak?
When it comes to water infiltrating your basement, there are a variety of potential causes. First what needs to be determined is if the water is infiltrating from the outside of your home or if it’s coming from the inside. If it’s coming from the inside, it is generally due to leaks in your plumbing. Moisture can also come from humidifiers or unvented clothes dryers. Most often, however, water is seeping into your basement from the exterior. Hydrostatic pressure caused by poor drainage around your home will force water to press against your foundation walls until cracks form for the water to penetrate through. Some of the likely areas for water to come into your basement are:
- Pipes and sewer lines
- Foundation cracks
- Cove joints
- Block basement wall joints
- Honeycombed/Tire wire concrete
How do you fix a leaking basement foundation?
If your leaky basement is caused by hydrostatic pressure, we would use our Perma Dry system. This system collects water before it can leak into your basement and uses a sump pump to safely discharge the water away from your foundation walls where it can cause further damage. There are other methods of basement waterproofing that may be more or less effective depending upon what is causing the basement to leak. Our experts can determine what is causing your leaks and apply the best basement waterproofing solutions for your unique situation.
How much does it cost to fix a leak in the basement?
The cost of basement waterproofing will vary based on a variety of factors. The only way to know how much it will end up costing is to contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate on our services.