If water is getting into your home, you are likely to see signs in your interior. Here are some things you will want to look out for:
- Occasional puddles in the middle of the floor
- Damp carpets after it rains
- Surface water running down foundation walls
- Warped flooring
- Water pooling near the home’s foundation
- Foundation damage
There are many types of repair that may be used to fix these problems and the signs of damage you are seeing can help you determine what type of repair is needed.
Here are some types of repair that are commonly needed to take care of leaks:
- Slab Leak Repair
- Cleaning out Overflowing Gutters
- Reversing Slopes in Pavement and Landscapes
- Providing Sealant
- Moving Irrigation Systems
Read on to find out about the damage you may be seeing and how you can keep your house dry.
Slab Leaks: If water is appearing, seemingly out of nowhere, it may be a sign that water is leaking from underneath the slab. This can be due to a ground shift, pipe erosion, faulty wrapping on your pipe or a nicked line in your pipes. Slab leaks should be repaired by an expert and may call for a section of your floor to be replaced.
Cleaning out Overflowing Gutters: If your gutters are clogged, water may pool near your home’s foundation and may eventually get into your basement. To prevent this from happening, clean out your gutters or install a gutter protection system.
Reversing Slopes in Pavement and Landscape: It is best that your pavement or landscape slopes away from your home so that water runs away from it. If it slopes towards your home or is flat in surface, you may need to reverse its positioning.
If your pavements slope, the first sign will be flooding in the basement as this is the lowest area for water to get in. If the area surrounding your home is made of dirt, you may be able to use dirt to fill in the slopes, but if it is made of pavement, a full replacement may be required.
Providing Sealant: Cracks in your foundation are also likely to lead to leaking in the basement. Be vigilant about sealing cracks as soon as you see them to avoid overall foundation repair.
Moving Irrigation Systems: If your irrigation system is too close to your house, the excess water may leak inside. In these cases, early signs of damage will be apparent in the basement.
To keep this from happening, Instruct the installer to avoid placing the irrigation system near the house. If this not possible, make sure the system includes a working rain gauge, so it does not turn on when the lawn is already irrigated such as times when the ground is still wet from a recent storm.
If water is getting into your home, it can lead to serious damage to your foundation and throughout your house. A foundation repair expert can provide repairs that will keep your home safe from leaks and flooding.
We provide reliable service to give your home the protection it needs. If you see signs of a water damage in your home, call us first!