If you live in the St. Louis area, then you know that “April showers bring May flowers.” It’s no secret in this area that springtime means rain. While the rain is good for flowers, trees and your yard, it isn’t always a good thing for your home’s foundation. Rain means that your basement could be experiencing cracks causing puddles or pools of water from leakage.
Water in your basement could be caused by the build-up of hydrostatic pressure. This pressure could compromise your home’s foundation, perhaps causing wet walls, or leakage where the floor and walls meet. This hydrostatic pressure build-up can be the result of several complications, such as oversaturated soil, where your home is located on the land, or improper run-off, to name a few.
Do you already have a sump pump installed for basement drainage? It is wise to have it inspected and make sure it is working properly. A sump pump is an inside drainage system that, if it is doing its job, should effectively remove water from your basement.
If you do not have a sump pump or some other kind of drainage system, then it is imperative that you call the professionals and let Foundation Doctor of St. Louis perform a thorough inspection of your home’s basement and foundation.
Water is good for outside, but it is not good for your basement. Foundation Doctor of St. Louis will locate the source of the water coming into your home and make recommendations for how to fix the problem – permanently, thus avoiding further damage to your foundation. An interior drainage system, such as a sump pump can keep your basement dry no matter what the season is here in St. Louis. Having a sump pump can preserve the life of your home.
The Foundation Doctor of St. Louis are industry professionals trained to not only inspect, but fix whatever foundation problems you may be experiencing. Call us today for your free in-home evaluation to determine if an interior drain system with sump pump could be the permanent solution to your wet basement!