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Cause of Basement Leaks

Cause of Basement Leak

Cause of Basement Leaks in Baltimore & Annapolis MD and Surrounding Areas

Basement leaks are caused by various reasons, among which the most common are wall & floor leak, excavation & backfilling, clogged drain pipes, hydrostatic pressure, and the material used in the basement foundation. There are several factors that need to be accounted for in a proper waterproof basement.

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Wall & Floor Leaks in Maryland Foundations

Leaks in the wall and floor are common due to the hydrostatic pressure of the water. When exterior drainage pipes are clogged and the water has nowhere to go, it exerts immense pressure on the foundation walls and manages to seep in through tiny gaps between the wall and floor. Water leakage eventually leads to mold growth because of the moisture involved, and an area like the basement is the most prone to a mold infestation.

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Clogged Drainage System

One major cause of basement leaks is a clogged footing drain. Fine particles in the soil and other particles such as small rocks enter the drainage system along with rainwater. Eventually, sediments of mud and particles build up and block the waterway completely that hinders the drainage system. The water that is under pressure has nowhere else to go, and will gradually find its way into the basement through tiny gaps.

Footing Drain Installation by Baltimore Sump Pump Geeks

The footing drain installation process includes excavating the soil around the basement foundation and backfilling them once the drain has been installed. The backfilled soil is usually less tightly packed than the soil that is untouched, thus it is more permeable to water. High permeability means more water is absorbed into the soil when rain falls that accumulates against the foundation wall. This water has a higher chance of seeping inside the basement.

Count on Baltimore Sump Pump Geeks for a Solution to Your Basement Leak

Baltimore Sump Pump Geeks is your local expert for all causes of basement leaks. Whether it is a wall leak or a clogged drainage pipe we will find out the source of the leak and quickly eradicate the problem.

We proudly serve Baltimore & Annapolis MD and Surrounding Areas. We will install and have the whole system operational, preparing your home to handle the next big storm.

If you are having water leakage problems in your basement, contact us online or call at 410-213-3020.