What causes water in basements and crawlspaces?
High water table is the result of constant rains, melting snows that penetrate through the soil. The pressure of the water under the floor in your block and around your foundation walls will eventually lead to water infiltration, or flooding.
Hydrostatic water pressure is the pressure against the foundation of the house which can cause cracked foundation walls, cracked concrete floors, the deterioration of block foundations and consistently damp walls and floors. Improperly installed gutters and/or clogged or broken downspouts can result in inadequate drainage of water away from the foundation of the home and increased hydrostatic pressure.What are some of the signs of the structural and foundation problems caused by water pressure and seepage?
Some of the signs include: foundation walls bulging in towards the basement, shifting walls, vertical and horizontal cracks in the foundation walls, cracks in the stairs or steps, concrete floors lifting and/or dropping, and the buckling or warping of panels.Why should I correct my water problem?
A wet basement or crawlspace decreases your property value and your living area. The leaks will become more severe during heavy rains and melting snow. By installing SJ Waterproofing's patented pending interior or exterior drain system, which is backed by a lifetime guarantee against any water seepage, you will gain the peace mind and get the benefits of increased property value.
Your house will be dry, its foundation structurally sound, and you will be able to enlarge your living area by finishing your basement. By eliminating water in your basement or crawlspace you will provide a healthier and cleaner environment for yourself and your family.What are some of the health effects caused by water in basements and crawlspaces?
Some of the health effects include respiratory problems caused by mold, mildew, and fungus.