When the window well drain is clogged, water will push up against the basement windows until it breaks through the frame's seal.
It doesn't matter what your family uses this space for below the home, but it is important that you keep it dry, safe, and healthy. Moisture is able to get into this space in a variety of ways, including over the top of the foundation, through wall or floor cracks, in by way of the cove joint, up through a clogged floor drain, through a weak seal in a basement window, or it could be a result of a plumbing problem from within the home. Regardless of why there is seepage, it is a problem that must be taken care of sooner rather than later before even more damage is done to your home.
Reports have shown that Decatur, Morgan, Athens, and Limestone County have a very high water table, and this can attribute to problems with moisture beneath the home, along with issues with foundations.
At Don Kennedy and Sons, we make use of SafeBasements™ waterproofing products, so you can rest assured knowing that you are getting quality, well-engineered systems being put in place. They will be effective at making sure that no moisture is able to get into this area. Additionally, we can install humidity control systems that will help to make your home feel much more comfortable, and they help to prevent the growth of dangerous mold and bacteria
Why Does it Leak?
When your home was being built, there was a large hole dug in the ground for the foundation to be built. The hole was dug a little wider and deeper than it needed to be to make space for workers to come and go from the job site. One the foundation was in place, loose backfill soil was placed around your home. The earth surrounding the backfill has already been settling for many years. The loose soil around the home creates an artificial water table which rises and falls every time it rains. This is known as the "clay bowl" effect. This is one of the main reasons why seepage is so easily able to get inside and cause problems.
Additionally, hydrostatic pressure from wet soils can put a lot of force on your foundation. Eventually, it will be able to push itself inside through any crack or crevice. This includes areas with pipe penetration into the walls, the cove joint, and so on.
Let us help you to preserve the and protect the structural integrity of your home.
Jeff and others came out and inspected the problems we were having due to shortcuts when the house was built. They added piers to the beam running under the house that had dropped 12" over the years, because the lack of piers. They also installed one of their proprietary lintels above our 16 foot ...
Harvey Payne - Madison, AL35758
Being a retired engineer i was hesitant to call when i discovered a crack above my garage door because i already knew what the problem was and i did not want a dog and pony show from a sales person. I made the call and from the young lady that answered the phone to the gentleman that came out the ...
G Simpson - Fort Walton Beach, FL32548
We had a flood in one of our rooms after a very hard rain. The rep from Don Kennedy came out, did a thorough examination, and gave us a solution to the problem which did not involve any work by them, just some work that a normal homeowner could do. The rep said that if the leakage continued to call ...
On or about 5 Jun 2013, Jeff Kennedy came to the house and provided information as to what would be happening for the next few weeks and asked if I had any questions or concerns. So we discussed making sure I understood what would be happening with the foundation repair. Jeff also introduced me to ...