Common Basement Water Problems & Causes of Basement Cracks and Leaks
Central Ontario's weather is often severe, and it can take quite a toll on your home, especially by causing leaks and cracks in your foundation. The weakest part of your foundation is where the wall and floor meet. The walls are installed over what is known as the footing before the floor is poured, causing cold seams where the concrete has voids. The floor also shrinks when it cures, causing gaps between these separate parts. The force of ground water is strong enough that it can seep in through these spaces, oftentimes resulting in serious flooding.
When water seeps down into the ground, either through the soil or out a downspout, the first part of your home that it comes in contact with is your foundation walls. Existing waterproofing membranes break down over time, making your home susceptible to seepage. Concrete is a very porous material and is capable of absorbing large amounts of water. When put in contact with water for an extended period of time, it will lose its structural strength.
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For information pertaining to your specific situation, please call us to arrange for a FREE inspection and estimate with a Central Ontario Seepage Solutions Basement Waterproofing representative. 705-444-7664 or 705-446-7037