False Water Table Affects Foundation and Basement Integrity!

August 24th, 2022

Do you live in Ontario? If so, you would be expecting rainfall in the next few weeks or months. Now, you might be one of those who love rainfall. It gets a bit chilly that gives you a chance to marvel at the beauty of nature while sipping something hot. Ah! It makes you so warm and comfy. 

But does your house like rainfall? Probably not! Heavy rains can become a major problem for your house’s basement and foundation. This can affect the structural integrity of the house. And this problem can become worse if you haven’t chosen basement and foundation waterproofing.

basement smelly What is a False Water Table?

So, what exactly happens when you get heavy rainfall in the region? A false water table is created around the foundation of your house. This false water table is temporary but can cause major damage to the basement, foundation walls, and floors. 

How is a False Water Table Created? What are the Effects?

Remember when your house was first built, the contractors would have dug up the soil around the site to build the foundation. After digging up the soil, they would have constructed the foundation and refilled the space with this soil. The filled soil is piled up, bulldozed, and rolled over to pack it in the space. But this soil is not tighter and denser as compared to the hardpan soil away from the house. Since the backfill soil is loose, it can absorb water easily during heavy rainfall. This absorbed water starts creating a false water table around the house that further creates hydrostatic pressure. And if your crawl space system, foundation, or basement doesn’t have waterproofing, this hydrostatic pressure will create cracks and let the water seep in. 

wet basement solutionsWhat is the Solution?

Now, we know that you can’t change the way your foundation was created. However, what you can do is get a foundation, crawl space system, or wet basement waterproofing services from a professional company in the region. Different waterproofing systems can help you prevent cracks in the floors and walls ensuring that water doesn’t seep into the space. If you are looking to hire professional waterproofers, you can get in touch with us at Ontario Wet Basement Solution Inc. right away. We have a professional and certified team that can work on waterproofing the house foundation, wet basement, and crawl space system. Additionally, we also provide mould remediation services to residential and commercial spaces. 

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