Water damage is the number one reason most homeowners call for foundation repair services. For unfinished basements — that is, basements with no drywall and flooring — leaks can be easy to spot. Waterlogged wooden beams stand out against the uncovered backdrop of a bare wall. Finished basements, on the other hand, are a totally different story.
For over 20 years, our experts at Rapid Dri have helped homes in the area detect and resolve leaks, water seepage and similar problems. Here are our best tips so you can find out if you have the same issues in your finished basement.
For a poured concrete foundation, the most common causes of water leakage are cracks in the wall. Sometimes, these cracks are readily noticeable. If this is the case, then addressing the problem becomes much simpler. Other times, the damage is in its early stages and appears as hairline cracks, particularly around load-bearing walls.
If you spot cracks in the walls, don’t worry. You don’t need to schedule a foundation replacement just yet. Inspect these areas carefully including the outdoor parts of your foundation that are visible above the ground. Cracks rarely appear isolated. If you see one, there’s a huge chance that there are more nearby so you have to look closely.
Solving Water Damage Problems
We recommend having a professional handle the leak problem. When you take a DIY approach with anything about your foundations, you’re risking (1) making the problem worse than it already is, and (2) missing a few prone areas that could lead to bigger issues and costlier solutions.
With topnotch services at reasonable prices, Rapid Dri can guarantee your satisfaction. We are your number one trusted foundation repair specialist. Give us a call at