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What causes basement leaks? Basement, because of its below grade position, is vulnerable to water seepage. Water intrusion is perhaps the single biggest complaint people voice about foundation walls.

Statistics tell us that basement leakage is the most common problem found in houses, over 90% of all basements will leak and suffer damage at one time or another.

Even a basement with no seepage problems during a heavy rain does not guaranty the basement will remain permanently dry. A single rain may or may not result in seepage. A heavy rain may not raise the groundwater level sufficiently to cause water to seep through the foundation walls.

Moisture problems are also intermittent. In some houses, water penetration will occur after virtually every rain. In other houses, it will occur only after periods of prolonged rain, and in still others, it will only happen with wind driven rain or during a spring thaw.

Since reasonably all basements will leak at some point, the question is probably not, "Will the basement leak?" but, "When and How often it will leak?"

A wet basement can be caused by:
Problems with drain tiles
Broken or damaged water line
Leaky roof
Clogged gutters & downspouts
Improper surface drainage
Leak from water heater/washing machine
Porous concrete
Surface or groundwater
High outdoor humidity

Should you have any of the above problems, call us at: 604-444-4423 or fill out our contact form and we will have a licensed plumber get in touch will you. 

   
The two most likely sources of water against foundation wall are from surface water, and from roof drains discharging too near the wall, a significant amount of water can easily flow back around the basement wall, filtering down and impregnating the soils adjacent to the foundation.

When the ground under and around the house is saturated, water can seep into the basement through cracks and open joints in the foundation. Probably the most common cause of wet basements is cracked, blocked or crushed drain tiles.

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Water Lines: Rust and other minerals can build up inside your water line, affecting your water volume. If you have good pressure but bad volume, you will notice it when somebody flushes a toilet or shower.

Identifying The Water Line Problem

Slow sink or tub drains.
Water backing up in the bathtub, shower, or sink.
Wet areas in walls or along floors in rooms adjacent to walls containing drain pipes.
Wet areas in the lawn near drain piping.
Unusual gurgling or bubbling sounds when water is draining.

Rust is a main water line problem. If you were to cut open your water line.. Read More

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