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What Causes A Basement To Leak?
What Causes Basement Leaks?
Crack In Basement Wall?
How To Keep A Basement Dry
Basement Waterproofing
Basement Drainage
Crawl Space
Basement, because of its below grade position, is vulnerable to water seepage. Water intrusion is perhaps the single biggest complaint people voice about foundation walls.

Statistics tell us that basement leakage is the most common problem found in houses, over 90% of all basements will leak and suffer damage at one time or another.


Even a basement with no seepage problems during a heavy rain does not guaranty the basement will remain permanently dry. A single rain may or may not result in seepage. A heavy rain may not raise the groundwater level sufficiently to cause water to seep through the foundation walls.

Moisture problems are also intermittent. In some houses, water penetration will occur after virtually every rain. In other houses, it will occur only after periods of prolonged rain, and in still others, it will only happen with wind driven rain or during a spring thaw.

Since reasonably all basements will leak at some point, the question is probably not, "Will the basement leak?" but, "When and How often it will leak?"
 

A wet basement can be caused by:
Problems with drain tiles
Broken or damaged water line
Leaky roof
Clogged gutters & downspouts
Improper surface drainage
Leak from water heater/washing machine
Porous concrete
Surface or groundwater
High outdoor humidity

Should you have any of the above problems, call us at: 604-739-2000 or fill out our contact form and we will have a licensed plumber get in touch will you. 


The two most likely sources of water against foundation wall are from surface water, and from roof drains discharging too near the wall, a significant amount of water can easily flow back around the basement wall, filtering down and impregnating the soils adjacent to the foundation.

When the ground under and around the house is saturated, water can seep into the basement through cracks and open joints in the foundation. Probably the most common cause of wet basements is cracked, blocked or crushed drain tiles.

Quality builders and concerned home owners use - Drain Master Plumbers on all their projects to ensure their
home have dry basements and crawl spaces!

Call today to have a Certified Technician solve your problems ----------------------------------604-739-2000.
 

 
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