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 many different moisture problems.
If you have foundation seepage in your basement, you might also notice these other problems in your Iowa home:
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.
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.
We also offer several basement waterproofing solutions to get rid of moisture 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.