Causes of Basement Leak

Most households have to deal with leaky basements. We often tend to overlook this serious problem. If basement leaks are not properly repaired, they may negatively affect your property which leads to expensive repairs in the long run. High humidity promotes the growth of mold and mildew, which may trigger allergic reactions in you and your family. It will decrease your property's value as well.

Signs of Basement Leak

Basement leaks are hard to find in some cases. Here are some simple signs that will help you-

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  • Brown stains or moisture: If your ceiling or walls feel or appear damp, or if any dark stains are caught in your eyes, there is a high chance that water is leaking into your basement.
  • Mold contamination: The most common sign of water damage is mold contamination. They grow in a moist environment, and a leaky basement is one of the most suitable places for mold contamination.
  • Whitish layer: If you spot any chalky white minerals in the wall, it indicates that your basement's humidity level is very high. Look for the leak in the basement.
  • Damp floor: An obvious sign of basement leak is a damp floor. Water is coming through the cracks in the walls and dumping on your floor. If you thoroughly check the walls, you will eventually find leaks.
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Causes of Basement Leak

There are a number of reasons why basement leaks occur. Here are some of them-

  • Improper drainage system: Heavy rain can be lethal if a home hasn't been waterproofed effectively. Older houses are more likely to experience issues, but even brand-new homes are susceptible to flooding if there isn't adequate drainage that moves the water away from the building. As a result, water enters your basement and causes damage.
  • Cracks in the wall: Water can easily seep into your basement and have the potential to flood your basement. The annoying part is that it is really hard to find out these little cracks. Ask for a professional to check up.
  • Leaky plumbing: Leaky plumbing is a typical problem that may lead to a basement leak. Especially during winter, the pipe may get frozen, causing burst pipe and folded basement.
  • Clogged drain: If your drainage system is clogged by dirt and debris, leakage may happen in the basement and cause water damage.

Protect Your Basement

You can set up an appointment for water-proofing your basement so that you don't have to worry about basement leaks. Northeast Basement Solutions provides basement water-proofing services across New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We also provide basement finishing, egress windows, and basement windows. If you don't want to see your basement get ruined by water, call us at 978-678-4080 or contact us online here. Our skilled and certified teams will arrive at your door with the necessary tools and fix the issues within no time.

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Winchester, MA

We recommended getting a drainage system installed along with a sump pump to help with the basement water issue. We also recommended a Vapor barrier on her walls to help lock in any water and/or moisture and direct it into the drainage system. The cu...

Haverhill, MA

Customer contacted us looking for basement waterproofing solutions. We installed a sump pump station along with a battery back up system to allow the pump to continue to work during a power outage. We also installed an interior French drain system to...

Amesbury, MA

The customer was having issues with their basement collecting water as well as foundation issues. We broke up the existing concrete, then dug the dirt down 1 foot. Our team then put in new laly columns and a drain system. For the final waterproofing,...

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My interactions with Dan and his team were all very positive. We had a dark and moldy basement that is now a bright and clean home gym. They removed all the carpeting, moldy drywall, broken doors, old and broken ceiling lights and old and broken ceil...

Winchester, MA

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I really appreciated working with Amanda and Miguel and the team. From scheduling, to answering my questions before and after, to the actual work completed, I was very pleased. Miguel is very helpful and a very positive person to work with. The work ...

North Andover , MA

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Miguel and his team did an absolutely amazing job with a great price and quick turnaround. I would 100% recommend them to anyone who has a leaky basement.

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  • Brentwood, NH
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The sump pump installation was done as a first step of a larger basement remodel project. The job was done quickly, done right, and the team made sure to explain what they were doing and why at every step, including a run through of how the system worked and what to expect once it was in. I have since hired Northeast Basement Solutions to do the full project and am having the same good experience thus far. Highest recommendation

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Mark and Miguel are A+ professionals! We used Northeast Basement Solutions for a foundation issue in our new home. They not only came in with a very reasonable quote, they started on the project quickly and took the time to educate us on several things we asked about. They were very responsive and communicated every step of the way. We will definitely be calling them for future waterproofing work. Thanks Northeast!

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