A basement water leak is very annoying for homeowners. Sooner or later many people discover wet basement and its cause can be puzzling. While the initial reaction might be panic, the leak does not mean that you have a major problem. Sooner you fix it, better for you and your house. So what are the things that you need to know?
First things first. Look for the obvious causes of problem. Usually the main causes are cracks in the foundation, drainage issues or an abnormally high water table. If drainage and water is your problem, the installation of a sump pump or the excavation of another drain can provide a fix. There are many compounds available that can be used to repair cracking. A foundation crack or a crack in the wall or beneath is one of the more common causes of a basement water leak.
If the cracks are minor, you need to act fast. Any ignorance on your part could lead to a lot more problems and more cost, down the road. If there is a water leak in basement, take some steps to prevent it by putting in place products to alleviate the effects of any upcoming rain storms.
To sum up, maintain your home well. It is an expensive investment and it needs to be taken care of properly.