Basement Flooding Caused
By Hydrostatic Pressure
Rainwater seeps into the soil and builds up pressure against your foundation walls. This "hydrostatic pressure" can exert tons of force on your foundation.
Cracked and Buckled Walls
Hydrostatic pressure can press against your foundation walls causing, even
buckling of the walls and basement flooding. Heavy, wet soil continually presses against your foundation walls. Saturated soil around your home in winter months can dramatically accelerate frost damage to your foundation.
Floor Cracks Leak
When water builds up in the soil around your home it creates pressure underneath
your cellar floor. This pressure can exert enough force to cause your concrete floor
cracks and flooding.
Termites and Carpenter Ants
Many insects including termites and carpenter ants have a huge attraction to a wet
basement. Leading pest control companies won't even guarantee their work until the
leakage is repaired. Once insects find a comfortable home in your basement, they
will likely infest other parts of your home.
Wood Rot and Property Damage
A wet, damp, leaky foundation is the ideal environment for wood rot and property damage.