Wet basements are an incredibly very common condition among homeowners. There is nothing worse than having water problems in a very finished basement. The best way to combat wet basements is to determine where the water is coming from. We will talk about some simple actions you can take to find where water is arriving from and the ways to prevent it from entering the basement.
One very very common condition we come across is poor grades around the basis of the house. Many times if a homeowner includes a basement with water problems, one thing we check is grade from the ground. The earth should be pitched away from the foundation. If the floor is pitched toward the basement, rainwater will still only lie contrary to the wall and helps it be way down in from the block. It is a very simple fix to improve the grade of the dirt at home.
Many times individuals will pay a waterproofing company thousands, as well as thousands of dollars to waterproof their basement, along with the problem, could have been fixed with the help of or removing some dirt. A good way to try out your grade would be to simply take a hose and let it run several feet from a house. This would simulate a rainstorm. You should now be able to see if water has your basement due to poor grades.
Gutters dumping their rainwater beside the foundation may cause another wet basement problem. If the gutters are allowed to dump out on the floor near the house, the rainwater could only make its way in the basement. The water that collects over a roof and falls from the gutters might appear insignificant. It is the contrary. On a 2,000 square foot residential house, 1,250 …