basementWater is a vital part of life. It is crucial for cooking, cleaning and cooling ourselves down on hot summer days. Water is also critical for mold and fungi to grow. These microscopic spores thrive in dank, moist places, like crawl spaces and basements. Many people even think a damp, musty basement is acceptable, when in fact it is not. Basement water can lead to various health concerns as well as ultimately damaging the very foundation and structure of your most important investment – your home.

  • Common reasons water may penetrate a basement
  • Poor outside grading
  • Clogged or nonexistent drain fields
  • Foundation cracks in masonry
  • Structural cracks below grade
  • Footer cracks
  • Seepage around bulkhead openings
  • High water table
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Blocked or improper downspouts
  • Air pockets under slab