Basement treatment Whether your basement has standing water, seeping water through cracks or just a musty odor – any level of unwanted water could jeopardize your home’s structure as well as your health.
If you’ve experienced a wet basement, you know how much of a hassle it is. You have to deal with replacing damaged carpet and the dangers of potential mold growth. If you use your basement for storage or extra living space, it’s important to understand the effects of water and how to alleviate future problems.
So why do basement floors leak, and how can homeowners protect their homes against basement treatment floods? There are several factors that cause leaks, but the most common sources include:
- Window Wells Leak
When your water drainage system is malfunctioning, water may accumulate around the window wells. Usually, clogged gutters are a common source of water-related problems so it is important to keep them clean. Also, install downspout extensions to divert water away from the window wells.