A leaky basement can be a major concern for homeowners in Tennessee, including in the cities of Nashville and Murfreesboro. When water leaks into the basement, it can cause loss of living space, ruin personal possessions, and can be an inviting place for mold and mildew. It can also lead to structural damage throughout your home. Some water problems are obvious, but there are other hints of water leaking into your basement that are not as obvious such as:
If you are aware of the signs that water may be leaking into your basement, it is important to have a professional inspect your leaky basement and find out where the leak is coming from and offer the best solution to your leaky basement repair in Nashville, TN and Murfreesboro, TN. The experts at Ground Up Builders can come and inspect your home and help you with your leaky basement repair.
Water takes the path of least resistance, so when there is a lot of rainfall, the soil gets saturated and the water will find its way into your basement through any opening it can find. Don't let a leaky basement be ignored. The longer the problem exists, the more trouble it will cause.
There are several solutions for leaky basement repair that Ground Up Builders can offer you. These solutions include:
An interior drainage system will collect water that leaks into your basement through the different drain pipes and channels installed along the footings and the bottom of the basement walls. This water is then stored in the sump pit until the water level is high enough to turn on the sump pump, which pumps water out of the home and away from the foundation.
Exterior drainage is also a great solution, as it keeps water away from the foundation to prevent basement leakage form occurring in the first place. The surface drainage system, consisting of the gutters, downspouts, and the grading around the home works to prevent water pooling in your yard and around your foundation. Exterior drainage and waterproofing systems use waterproof membrane on the foundation walls, and a series of underground drain pipes, drywells, and catch basins to collect and reroute water away from the home. Fixing the foundation cracks in your home with foundation repair solutions can also help seal out moisture and fix a leaky basement.
The French drain system method uses a rigid pipe that is installed along the outside of the footings. This pipe has perforated holes that allow water to flow through and drain the water away from the foundation. We also offer crawlspace encapsulation for your damp and leaking crawlspace.
All of the products used for preventing leaking into your basement are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in basement waterproofing products in the industry.
Contact the professionals at Ground Up Builders today for premiere waterproofing solutions in Tennessee. The Ground Up team is always happy to help.