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If your basement has suddenly started to leak, you may have bigger problems than can be seen on the surface. Call 877-548-3889 even if your basement has never leaked before, it can start to leak over time, causing big problems for a homeowner. Select Basement Waterproofing Solutions provides the following waterproofing services the Trenton area: basement waterproofing, crawlspace waterproofing, French drains, mold removal, mold remediation, basement remodeling, bathroom remodeling and more. They’re ready to meet with you for a free estimate to repair the damage.
Homeowners who are facing this type of problem often ask Select Basement Waterproofing in Trenton: “Why is my basement leaking?” The problem most likely goes back much further than you realize- to the initial time of excavation when your builder dug a hole in the ground and put your home in it - with no protection. The loose backfill next to your foundation walls allows the underground water veins to deposit huge amounts of water into the bowl theory - which creates a moat effect around your foundation walls. Extending your downspouts and re-grading will only slow down the process- it will never correct.
If you thought the problem was unique to your home, the fact is that you’re not alone! The Home Inspection Census tells us that 98% of all basements will eventually leak due to builder neglect. If your basement has started leaking, call Select Basement Waterproofing in Trenton right away. Ignoring the problem or hoping that it will go away on its own will only create bigger problems down the road.
It can actually take 8 - 10 years for a basement to start leaking. This means that you most likely didn’t have this problem when you first bought your home, or when it was first built. The primary reason why basements leaks is due to hydrostatic pressure. Ground water moves upward when the soil becomes saturated during heavy rains, pushes up from under the floor and begins to make its way in at the footer joint. The solution- install an interior pressure relief system- connected to a sump system. Select Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Trenton can help solve the problem of your basement leaking. Call today to schedule a free estimate.
Another reason why basements leak is due to a false water table build up like a reservoir against the exterior walls, known as pooling. This is commonly known at the ‘moat effect’. The consequences of pooling is seepage caused by wall saturation. The early signs of pooling is a powdery substance on the wall called effloresence. This powdery substance causes wall decay, and in addition, visible mold. Once this occurs, there is no turning back- the cove joint is now compromised. At this point, a homeowner must move quickly to avoid costly structural repair. It’s time to call Select Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Trenton.
Regardless of what method you choose to solve the problem, it’s important to hire a professional who has experience in the field. The most reliable and the most affordable way to relieve hydrostatic pressure and pooling is from the interior vs. the exterior. To install a pressure relief system, or French Drain, below the floor, you must open the perimeter of the floor beyond the footer to insert the drainage matting and perforated pipe. The drainage pipe must be slightly pitched to allow the flow into the sump. Now you are ready to backfill with 3/4 stone, attach the mira drain panel and re-concrete the floor- back to like kind quality. Professionally speaking, this is the best long-term solution to the problem.
Across New Jersey, more homeowners trust Select Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Trenton to solve their leaking basement problems. Select Basement would like to offer you a no-obligation home inspection when you call their office at 877-548-3889. You’ll be glad you made the call and you’ll have peace of mind that it’s in the experts hands.
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