Top 5 Reasons A Minneapolis Or St. Paul Home Has A Wet Basement
Every Spring as the snow melts and the rains of April, May and June come, hundreds of homes in the Twin City Metro experience wet basements. There are 5 main reasons this occurs:
#1 Improper Grade Around the Foundation of Your Home
Water drains backwards towards home because the soil surrounding the foundation slopes the wrong way. Rock, mulch or other materials may hide how bad your problem really is. A low deck can also make the area hard to see.
#2 Bad Pavement
Concrete or other surfaces may settle and tip backwards towards the foundation. Cracks and gaps in concrete also create a pathway for water intrusion.
#3 Cracks and Holes in Foundation Walls
Over time a house will settle and basement walls may develop cracks or holes that allow water to penetrate into the lower level of the home.
#4 Window Wells
Egress and standard size wells can have settling around them that occurs over time or because of rodents that dig and tunnel around them. They also may be set too low to the ground , not allowing for room to add soil for proper drainage away from home.
#5 High Water Table
This is VERY unlikely your problem. If water rises, it rises equally and would most likely make all 4 of the sides of your home wet at the same height and at the same time. But this rarely happens, as water usually favors a certain side or corner.
If you are experiencing a wet basement in your Twin Cities home or business, AAA Reicks Basement Waterproofing can help. Call us at: (612) 369-6626 OR use our handy contact form 24/7.