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Is your basement leaking? Call 877-548-3889 even if it has never leaked before, your basement can suddenly start to leak, indicating big problems for a homeowner. Select Basement Waterproofing Solutions provides waterproofing services the entire South Jersey area. For the quality and level of service Select provides with their basement waterproofing and mold removal, no one can compare. Select Basement Waterproofing offers basement waterproofing, crawlspace waterproofing, French drains, mold removal, mold remediation, basement remodeling, bathroom remodeling.
One of the most common questions that customers ask Select Basement Waterproofing in South Jersey is: “Why is my basement leaking?” Imagine for a moment if we were to examine the excavation work preformed by your builder. He dug a hole in the ground and put your home in it - with no protection. The loose backfill next to your foundation walls allows the underground water veins to deposit huge amounts of water into the bowl theory - which creates a moat effect around your foundation walls. Extending your downspouts and re-grading will only slow down the process- it will never correct.
As a homeowner in New Jersey, you’re not alone with this problem. According to the Home Inspection Census, 98% of all basements will eventually leak due to builder neglect. That’s a staggering percent! If your basement has started leaking, call Select Basement Waterproofing in South Jersey right away. Their work is based upon your needs and they set their standards on keeping you safe, happy and healthy.
Your basement probably didn’t leak when your home was first built. You may be surprised to learn that in most cases, it takes 8 - 10 years for a basement to start leaking. The primary reason why basements leaks is due to hydrostatic pressure. Ground water moves upward when the soil becomes saturated during heavy rains, pushes up from under the floor and begins to make its way in at the footer joint. The solution- install an interior pressure relief system- connected to a sump system. Select Basement Waterproofing Solutions in South Jersey can help solve the problem of your basement leaking.
Hydrostatic pressure is not the only reason why basements can begin to leak. Another reason why basements leak is called the ‘moat effect’. The false water table build up like a reservoir against the exterior walls, known as pooling. The consequences of pooling is seepage caused by wall saturation. The early signs of pooling is a powdery substance on the wall called effloresence. This powdery substance causes wall decay, and in addition, visible mold. Once this occurs, there is no turning back- the cove joint is now compromised. At this point, a homeowner must move quickly to avoid costly structural repair. It’s time to call Select Basement Waterproofing Solutions in South Jersey.
Although there are many different methods to solve this problem, the most reliable and the most affordable way to relieve hydrostatic pressure and pooling is from the interior vs. the exterior. To install a pressure relief system, or French Drain, below the floor, you must open the perimeter of the floor beyond the footer to insert the drainage matting and perforated pipe. The drainage pipe must be slightly pitched to allow the flow into the sump. Now you are ready to backfill with 3/4 stone, attach the mira drain panel and re-concrete the floor- back to like kind quality.
Homeowners trust Select Basement Waterproofing Solutions in South Jersey to solve their leaking basement problems. If you’d like to schedule a free estimate, call 877-548-3889 and speak with one of their basement experts.
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