There are 5 major ways water enters the home. Through cracks in floors, from over the footer, from bleeding and sweating walls or windows, through cracks in walls or mortar joints, and from under the footer. Once water has found its way into your basement it is important to address several key areas to mitigate the problem before it gets worse.
Basement water problems can lead to structural problems and cause mold and poor indoor air quality. Basement waterproofing and drainage can be used to help stop water from entering the home. Interior basement waterproofing is designed to remove water from the basement after it enters the home. Exterior waterproofing is designed to help prevent water from entering the basement. Both methods are effective and can be enhanced by additional drainage and wall shield solutions.