Having a leak in your basement cannot only be damaging to the walls inside your basement, but can be a danger to the foundation of your home. Although the damage done to the foundation is not instant, an undetected water leak left for many years without care can, and will damage the foundation of your home.
What can you do to avoid this type of damage to your house? You first have to understand the problems and solutions available to you. Educate yourself about the issues you have to deal with a leaky basement.
For example there are only two types of water that can give your basement leaks; they are surface water and ground water. And there are only three places where you can get basement water leaks; your basement walls, basement floor, and the seam where the floor meets the walls.
All basement waterproofing systems will have a drain that moves water away from your foundation, and they can be either inside or outside your home.
Damage done to the foundation of your home is mainly due to water damage. Mold, mildew, or moist areas are the first signs that you have a leak.
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Your home means the world to you and your family. On a regular basis you probably go around and check your foundation for any signs of damage. Any time you see a crack in the wall, you will need to investigate it further. Any type of crack can lead to further damage such as water leaking in or insects and critters making their way to your basement. When water leaks in, not only can your possessions get ruined, but the damage to your foundation walls puts your house at risk.