Foundation Seepage in Iowa

Foundation problems and basement water often go hand in hand. If you want to keep your basement dry and safe, you need to make sure that your foundation does not have any cracks in it and is not experiencing settlement or sinking. Otherwise, you might find yourself dealing with foundation seepage. This seepage can lead to several major problems in your basement, such as basement mold and mildew formation. Fortunately, WCI Basement Repair has a variety of solutions that can keep your home safe from foundation seepage.

There are a few different things that happen when foundation seepage occurs. First, there is usually some sort of foundation problem that causes cracks to form. This makes it easy for water to seep through the foundation. Settlement and crack formation are often the result of changes in the water content of the soil around your home, or in the temperature of the ground. Next, water starts to pool around the foundation. This water then makes its way through foundation cracks or seeps through the porous foundation itself. Either way, the water makes its way into your basement, where it can cause moisture problems.

Foundation Seepage and Wet Basements in IowaIf you have foundation seepage in your basement, you might also notice these other problems in your Iowa home:

  • Crumbling Foundation
  • Water in Yard
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Humidity in Basement
  • Mold or Mildew Growth
  • Leaky Basement
  • Wet Crawlspace
  • Wet Basement
  • Water Damage

These are signs that water may be seeping into your home through your foundation. If you notice water in your basement, make sure you call one of the expert foundation and waterproofing repair contractors at WCI Basement Repair right away.

Foundation Seepage Repair

To fix foundation seepage, any cracks in the foundation must first be taken care of. We offer foundation repair solutions to fix settling foundations and close foundation cracks. One of these solutions is the installation of helical piers or push piers. These piers are installed using a technique called underpinning – they are put in beneath the foundation, driven (or screwed) into deeper layers of soil that can support the weight of the home. Once the piers are anchored in, they can be used to lift and stabilize the home. Raising the home to its original level should close cracks that may have formed. The piers that we use to stabilize your home are from ECP (Earth Contact Products), the leading brand. You can be sure that your home will remain stable for years to come.

Basement Waterproofing for Foundation Seepage IAWe also offer several basement waterproofing solutions to get rid of moisture from foundation seepage:

  • Interior Drainage: Uses channels and pipes inside the basement to collect basement water leakage.
  • Exterior Drainage: Collects excess groundwater around the foundation and reroutes away from home.
  • Sump Pumps: Expel water from home and pump it away to prevent further foundation problems or repeating seepage problems.
  • Surface Drainage: Keeps water from pooling around the foundation to lessen chances it will be able to seep into the basement of your home.
  • Crawlspace Encapsulation: Uses vapor barriers to seal moisture and water vapor out of your Iowa crawlspace, preventing seepage.
  • Dehumidification: Reduces humidity in the home to lower chances of mold growth from foundation seepage.

These are solutions that you can rely on to take care of foundation seepage in your Iowa home. Call us today to see which solution is right for you.