Is it normal to have a leaky basement? The answer is a resounding “no!” Your basement is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home. It’s usually the first to suffer when there’s a problem, and it can expose your family to a number of dangers if left unattended. There are several potential reasons why your basement might leak or flood.
Clogged gutters and downspouts are notorious for causing a leaky basement. When the gutters become clogged, water can pool at the ground level and run down into your foundation. If the gutters aren’t designed properly or installed improperly, they can also cause serious damage to your home. Poorly sealed foundation cracks, cracked concrete floors, inadequate basement sealing, damaged drainage, problems with your main water line and broken or missing sump pumps are just some of the other causes of a leaky basement.
Last but not least, an old, damaged roof that allows water to enter, improper grading, and soil issues can also cause a leaky basement. If you’re worried about the safety of your home and family, give us a call today to help address your wet basement problems and ensure that you have a safe, dry home.