Have you experienced water seepage in your South Texas home? Water seepage is a very common problem that many households deal with. Whether your basement floods or you just have a damp area in your crawl space, almost all homes deal with water seepage at one point or another. While water seepage into your basement or crawl space may not seem like a huge issue at first, it is something that everyone should have looked at to ensure that your foundation is sound.
Water seepage into your Southern Texas home could come about for a number of reasons. This is why it is so important to have a professional come and take a look at the problem so that they can determine where the leak is coming from, and from there, find the proper solution to the problem. Some of the reasons for water seepage could include:
Window wells along your home that get filled with leaves, debris, and water need to be cleaned out on a regular basis. Letting these things pile up in your window well will cause the water to eventually seep into the small cracks in your basement walls.
Landscaping that is not effective for pushing water away from your home will cause pooling water around your foundation, which eventually seeps into the walls of your basement or crawl space.
What hydrostatic pressure means is that moisture in the ground around your foundation is flowing upwards, against your foundation. This pressure of water against your foundation will eventually cause water seepage through small cracks of your structure.
On the other hand, lateral pressure occurs when the soil around your home absorbs moisture and water. This absorption causes the soil to expand. When the soil around your basement walls expand, it can do damage to the foundation including cracked walls, leaning walls, and more.
If your home has older plumbing or the pipes have been previously damaged, these ineffective pipes can leak water into your home. This could cause further damage if not fixed properly.
No matter the reason of water seepage into your home, the need for Foundation Support Specialists to come and take a look is essential to ensuring your home, yourself, and your family is safe. We offer drainage, waterproofing, and crawl space encapsulation solutions for your South Texas home or business. Be at a better peace of mind knowing that you are living in a healthy, sound home. Foundation Support Specialists uses 100% American made products when it comes to finding a solution for your foundation issues. For more information about our foundation leak repair services, feel free to give us a call at 210-702-3201.