Causes of Water Seepage in The Basement

The life of a homeowner isn't easy. There are many issues that they have to deal with on a regular basis. Basement flooding is one of them. Water seeps through the basement and leads to mold growth. The foundation, the house's infrastructure, and the indoor air quality of the residence can all be permanently damaged by water seepage problems. There are a variety of potential causes for water to be leaking through the basement floor. It is very important to solve this issue as quickly as possible. Otherwise, your house's foundation may weaken or even collapse in the worst-case scenario.

Reasons for Water Seepage in the Basement

Water can enter your basement for several reasons, for instance - 

  • Collapsed drainage system: Drain pipes usually link to a central drain pipe system that transports waste and wastewater from your home to the municipal wastewater system, or if you are not connected to the municipal system, it goes to a septic tank. If the lines get clogged, the waste and wastewater in the drains can back up into the house through the drains, resulting in flooding. 
Water seepage
  • Appliance leak: If appliances such as hot water tank, freezer, or freezing may malfunction and overflow your basement with water. These are often unnoticed, which leads to severe water damage in the basement.
  • Clogged gutters: Another factor that has a great contribution to water overflow in the basement is a broken or clogged gutter system. Water flow has a tendency to go from a higher place to a lower place. So if the water on the rooftop doesn't drain into the gutter system, it will seep through the basement walls and cause water damage.
  • Crack in the foundation: Sometimes cracks are shown in the foundation due to calamities or low-grade materials are used. Water can seep through these cracks and create a moisture area to attract bacteria or mold contamination.
  • Poor Landscaping: If the landscaping around your residence is low, then water can also enter your basement from outside. It is very problematic during floods. 

Don't Let Ruin Your Basement

A basement is an essential part of every household. It is advisable to perform routine check-ups and maintenance in the basement. If it is a hassle for you, ask for help from professionals in Northeast Basement Solutions. We provide experienced professionals who have completed countless waterproofing projects in the basement. They are equipped with the most advanced machinery to benefit homeowners. We also provide basement finishing, basement windows, and egress windows installation services around Portsmouth. If you don't want to see water damage in your basement, call us at 978-678-4080 or contact us online here. Our skilled crews will arrive at your door shortly.

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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...

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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...

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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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