- Your basement is surrounded by the soil around your home
- Soils contain moisture
- Sometimes, like during spring runoff or heavy rains, the soil becomes saturated and the water has no where to go
- The moisture enters your basement through the invisible small cracks that form in concrete or water enters at the base of the wall were it meets the floor.
A basement leak does not mean you have a serious structural problem with your home. Concrete can develop small cracks at some point in it's lifetime. The damp-proofing provided at construction time or very early in the life of your home may have failed, or your weeping tiles may be clogged, damaged or none existent.
Waterproofing your foundation.
Over the years, contractors and engineers have developed a wide variety of methods to keep basements dry. Some methods are more effective than others. The best method to keep your basement dry is by waterproofing the exterior of the foundation walls including installation of new weeping tile.