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Causes of Basement Leak

Causes of Basement Leak in Greater St. Louis, Springfield, Edwardsville & O’Fallon

Inspecting & Repairing Basement Leaks IL, MO & KY

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 Midwest Basement Tech. There are several factors that need to be accounted for in a proper waterproof basement.

Why Basement Leaks Occur

  • Footing Drain Installation: During the installation process, the soil around the basement foundation is excavated and backfilled once the drain is 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 which accumulates against the foundation wall.
  • Clogged Drainage System: The backfilling process of footing drains sometimes crushes the drainage itself, making it useless. Moreover, 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.

Detailed Inspection for Basement Leaks

Midwest Basement Tech’s team is equipped with advanced equipment that allows us to inspect your basement for leaks in a detailed manner. We check for every potential water leak, gap, and wet, moist area. Our experienced team is familiar with the symptoms of wall and floor leaks, so we can easily detect any underlying problem. 

Count on Midwest Basement Tech for Proper Basement Waterproofing

Specialized Basement Waterproofing to Prevent Basement Leaks

Basement Leak

Despite the challenges and various ways your basement may leak, we can provide a solution for it! Midwest Basement Tech has been waterproofing basements throughout Central & Southern IL & MO and Western KY since 1978. We have extensive experience in dealing with basement leaks and providing waterproofing solutions to safely avoid water intrusion.

Want to waterproof your basement against water leaks and damage? Give Midwest Basement Tech a call today at 844-204-3537 to get started.

We are available in areas including ImperialSpringfieldMascoutahLebanon, and more nearby cities in Central & Southern IL & MO, Western KY, and Lake of the Ozarks.

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