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Summer Flooding Problems? Basement Waterproofing Tips and Warnings

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Summer is finally here and with summer, comes problematic basements and flooding.

Humidity, heavy rains and storms all contribute to wet walls/ foundations. Many think that these are the only reasons for basement waterproofing, however, what you might not know is that the drier weather and lack of rain can be JUST AS harmful to your foundation and home.

During the summer when the weather is a lot drier and rains are less frequent, over time the ground outside of your foundation becomes very dry. This dry ground can start to pull away from your foundation making it very vulnerable to cracking and bowing. Your foundation can begin to shift and settle due to less pressure being put on it by the ground outside. You may start to see vertical cracks forming on your walls as well as existing cracks becoming bigger.

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

This issue can easily be fixed and should be immediately. Once it starts to rain again, these cracks WILL leak and you may also start to notice more severe issues.. The drywall in your home will begin to crack and windows and doors can start to get sticky. If this starts to occur, then the issue is becoming severe and you should call Basement Solutions immediately for expert level basement waterproofing and an answer to your problem. This means that your home is settling in a way that affects the entire home and needs an expert. So please enjoy your summer but keep a close eye on that foundation and health of yours! Call us at (610)495-9111 for a free estimate/inspection or visit our Website for more information.