At John Norris Foundation Repair LLC of Stilwell, KS, we understand the damage that a leaking or damp basement can cause. Leaking or damp basements are one of the most common problems that homeowners have to deal with. Water can come through foundation wall cracks, up from the perimeter of the foundation, or through cracks in the floor. Too much water can cause mold and mildew, allergies and smelly basements. Large amounts of water can be caused by excessive water retention at the footings.
Water intrusion through floor cracks and perimeter wall areas can be corrected by installing a drain tile system along the perimeter of the foundation. This, in turn, collects and dumps the excess water into a sump pit and pump, which then pumps it outside and away from the home. Many times issues can be addressed with proper grading on the outside of the structure. Saturated soil can force groundwater to be pushed through porous concrete and cracks by hydrostatic pressure causing leaky basement issues.
Clogged gutters are a prime source of surface water. Keeping gutters free of debris is important maintenance for homeowners to prevent the buildup of surface water. Along with clean gutters it is important to make sure the downspouts on the guttering system channel the water away from the home’s foundation in order to handle a heavy rain. John Norris Foundation Repair employees are trained basement specialists offering a wide variety of basement waterproofing methods in Missouri and Kansas. So call us today for help.