Basement Leak Due to Hydrostatic Pressure
Rainwater seeps into the soil and builds up pressure against your foundation walls. This "hydrostatic pressure" can exert tons of force causing your basement to leak and crack.
Cracked and Buckled Walls
Hydrostatic pressure can press against your foundation walls causing cracks or even
buckling of the walls. 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.
Basement 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
to crack and leak.
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.