Are Basement Leaks a Sign of Foundation Issues?
Basement leaks are not uncommon in residential homes. While we often first think of problems with the home’s foundation, leaks can be due to many other causes. In today’s blog, we will talk about some of the common reasons for a leak or water pooling in the basement.
The foundation is something we often think of, and it’s possible to have a leak due to the foundation especially if there is an obvious crack in the wall near where the water is appearing. However, leaks can come from other sources, as well.
Windows are a common source of leaks. So, any windows in the basement should be examined. Also, windows on a higher floor can be the source of water in the basement because the water can run down through the walls.
One very common source of basement leaks is improper grading of the ground outside the home. Water should run away from the house, and there should be French Drains or some kind of drainage close to the home that will catch rainwater and water from downspouts leading it away from the home.
Your interior plumbing could be leaking and could be the source of water in the basement. Sometimes it’s something simple like a water line to the refrigerator or a leaky toilet that is the cause of water in the basement.
If you have or suspect leaks at your basement, no matter what kind, please call us at (604) 349-5325. This is our area of expertise, and we can diagnose and fix the problem for you.
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If you have any questions about this article or need some help with a leak in your home or office, call us today at (604) 349-5325.