How Did Water Get Into My Basement?

Have you noticed unwanted water spots in your basement this summer? In what is usually a scorching dry month, Massachusett residents have seen rain almost every day this July. Waterproofing was put to the test this month. The amount of rain in Massachusetts this July has been unprecedented and can be tied to water seeping into many Massachusett basements. One of the most common reasons for water leaks in basements is the pressure created by large amounts of water. Due to the abundance and persistent rain this July, it is possible moisture and water made it through your basement walls and floors.

The Best Ways to Prevent Water From Getting Into The Basement

Finding water in your basement is a nuisance. Here are some strategies you should implement to decrease the chances of water making it into your basement.

  • Look For Cracks in Either the Basement Floor or Walls

Cracks in a basement floor or wall is an open invitation for water to end up in your basement. If you spot a crack or cracks in your basement, patch it up right away or call a professional.

  • Clean Your Gutters Every Few Months

Every time it rains, your gutter will absorb some of it. If you leave your gutter untreated it can get clogged before you know it. When cleaning your gutter, do not only empty out the water inside but remove any leaves and debris you find.

  • Install Window Wells

Ever see  a neighbor with a cover around the outside of their basement windows and wonder what is that doing there? Window wells are covers that can prevent water was getting through your basement windows. Think of window wells as an extra layer of protection.

Professional Waterproofing In Boston, MA: ESI Waterproofing and Masonry

At ESI Waterproofing and Masonry, we can help you waterproof your basement. It is recommended that all basements in Massachusetts are waterproofed.  After the rainy July Massachusetts had, its better to be safe than sorry. Our team has over 30 years of waterproofing experience and are more than glad to help. Contact us today to learn about all the benefits professional waterproofing brings.


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