Wet Basements in the Summer

July 16th, 2019

We experienced significant rainfall in the spring which has caused problems for farmers and homeowners alike. Now that summer is upon, people are craving intermittent rain showers to help with the limited growing season. Summer is traditionally hot and dry with limited amounts of rain, and this summer appears to be following a similar pattern. We may have been vigilant in the spring to check our basements for leaks and any evidence of water damage, but we can’t become complacent and forget to check our basements for dampness and water leaks during dry, hot weather. Water can seep into our basements at any time of the year, but most especially during and after heavy rains. Don’t forget to check the interior of your basement, and also know that it is important to check the exterior of the home for any possible water sources that may be causing a leaky basement. As a homeowner, it is important to examine downspouts and be sure they are pointing away from the foundation in order to avoid seepage into the foundation. It’s also important to clear gutters of debris that may be leading to improper water runoff. Preventative measures like these can prevent leaky basements.

Wet basements can occur in Barrie, Wasaga Beach, Simcoe, Coldwater, and Hunstville. It is important to direct water away from the foundation of your home, as most basement moisture comes from water run-off problems outside of your home. Another basement water solution is to patch and repair cracks inside your home by using cement or water proofing paint. Remember that the same pressure that forces water into your basement also applies pressure to the basement floor which can cause the basement floor to crack. It is therefore important to seek out wet basement repair.

Some other basement water solutions involve adding gutter extensions to your downspouts, reshaping the landscape of your property, pumping the excess water away from your home, waterproofing the interior walls of your home, and much more. It is prudent to seek the advice of professionals like Ontario Wet Basement Solutions to assess and solve your wet basement issues.

 


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