At Basement Waterproofing Services, They provide high-quality solutions like basement waterproofing and crawlspace waterproofing services that keep homes dry and water-damage-free. 

Below are some of the most common types of basement leaks and how to identify them in your home.

Hydrostatic Pressure

The first type of problem that can cause basement leaks is hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure is water pressure caused by rain and water being soaked into the soil around your foundation. For these kinds of problems, It would be highly recommended to get help from solution-driven experts.

This water pressure pushes water and moisture through your basement walls and floors, causing leaks that are characterized by mid-height and floor level leaks. 

This type of basement leak is fairly easy to spot and recognize, as they are usually found isolated on a wall or floor with no real source to account for the moisture. Most crawlspace waterproofing systems can repair these types of leaks.

Lateral Pressure

The soil around the perimeter of your home tends to be softer due to water buildup and moisture that surrounds your home’s foundation. When water falls off of roofs or out of clogged gutters, this soil tends to absorb this extra water, causing it to expand. 

While soil is a soft material, having large amounts of soil expand can cause great pressure against your foundation and leaks in your basement. This is called lateral pressure and is one of the most common reasons for basement leaks.

Window Wells

If you are noticing water leaks or stains around the bottom of a basement window, you most likely are having a problem with the window well. Most basements that are built partially exposed above the ground will have windows installed to allow for natural light to help illuminate the dark basement.