Wet Basement Solutions

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Symptoms:

Water will seek the path of least resistance. Cracks in your foundation allow for water intrusion in several key areas:

  • Where the floor and wall meet (cove joint)
  • Through cracks in poured concrete basement walls
  • Through joints in block basement walls
  • Through floor cracks
  • From tie wires or “honeycombed” concrete.

Causes:

  • Hydrostatic Pressure – High water table causes water intrusion in the cove joint, through cracks or seepage through block foundations.
  • Inadequate Grading or Drainage – Improper sloping forces ground water to be directed toward the structure rather than away as desired. Downspouts may also not be carrying water away from the foundation as needed.
  • Shrinkage/settlement cracks or tie wires – Water entry can occur through hairline cracks or other small openings such as tie wires or “honeycombed” concrete.

Cures:

Interior Drainage System

The Perma Dry system relieves hydrostatic pressure by collecting water under the floor before it enters the basement. It is then directed to a central location where a sump pump removes the water leaving the basement dry.

Wall Crack Repair

If your problem is not a result of hydrostatic pressure, Perma Dry utilizes other economical methods of crack repair, depending on the problem, to prevent the water from entering your basement.

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