Why Does This Happen?
Water can leak over your foundation wall for a number of different reasons. A lot of the problems are to do with the grading. If the soil grade is higher than the foundations, then the water and soil can create a pressure that forces water through the weak spot between the top of the wall and the sill.
The second major cause is when water pools against your home above grade. Again, the grading could to be blame, if it does not encourage water to flow away from the property. A leaking downsprout, an improperly installed decking or exterior feature, or heavy rainfall combined with a lack of adequate drainage can all cause serious problems.
If you see water coming through the top of your foundation walls, you can go outside and see whether you can see any of the causes described above.
If you notice water coming over the top of your foundation walls, or see any other signs of a leaky basement, contact Direct Waterproofing today. We have over 25 years experience providing basement waterproofing services, and can make sure you never have to suffer again. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation.
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