Most homeowners have had the experience of heading down into the basement, maybe to a workshop project or to catch up on some laundry only to find that they have unexpectedly wet feet. Yep, it’s water in the basement and every homeowner knows what to do about it:
Get out the Shop-Vac (or the mop)
Pick up the soggy boxes
Throw out the ruined furniture
Call the basement waterproofing contractor.
Of course, those are all the right things to do, depending on the basement’s use and condition BEFORE the water came in. Once they’re done, the homeowner might stop to wonder: “Where did all this water come from, anyway?
For an answer, or more accurately 3 answers, please watch the following brief video in which basement waterproofing expert Barry Schilling illustrates the 3 most common sources of water in the basement and explains how your home’s original construction continues to contribute to it.
No matter what the source of a wet basement, a homeowner who discovers one needs help…quickly. An experienced basement waterproofing contractor knows where to find the sources of seepage and has the available knowledge, products and technology to fix them permanently. At U.S. Waterproofing, we’ve been finding and fixing basement leaks all over Chicagoland for 56 years so why not ask for our free advice?