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There are many ways water can enter your home and leave you with a wet basement. Pressure from water building up is called hydrostatic pressure. The greater this pressure gets, the more likely water will enter your home.
There are three type of leaks that can enter your basement:
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Sometimes there is an above grade penetration of water, due to a caulking or tuck pointing issue, and you'll need basement waterproofing services. Any water that penetrates the veneer of the house will run down the back side of the siding and appear at the sill-plate juncture in the basement. The surest way to verify which of these two "spillover" problems you have is to water test by running a hose on the ground on a dry day. If water comes in, it is a below-grade problem. If water does not come in, then it is an above grade problem that will require caulking, tuck pointing or possibly roofing repairs.
The basement is a valuable part of your home and is designed to be dry, usable space, whether as a finished recreation room, a workshop, or simply a safe storage area. Once a leak occurs however, its usefulness and value is very limited - fortunately permanent solutions are available for all seepage problems.
If you suffer from a leaky basement, mold and mildew in your home, or uncomfortable basement living space, let one of our specialists assess your problem and educate you to the causes, problems, and various wet basement solutions available.
At Complete Basement Systems of MN, we have been solving wet basement, basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair, drainage and basement wall and crack repair for many customers for years. We are a family owned operated basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractor in Minnesota. We proudly serve Minnesota, Wisconsin and Northern Iowa. Contact us or call 1-507-387-0500 today!
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