Many homes experience some sort of water damage, often the result of internal plumbing failures i.e. hot water heater flooding, washing machine hose flooding or dishwasher flooding or natural disasters like river flooding and hurricanes. Continue reading
Many homes get water in their basements after a storm in Michigan. While there could be several reasons why your basement leaks, there is one simple step to limit the water that gets into your basement. Roof gutters help to displace rain water away from your home. Without roof gutters, rain water or melted snow will pool up around your homes foundation. Continue reading
Many people wonder how water enters their basement. Especially if they seem to have a solid, crack free foundation. The truth is, there are a few ways in which water can leak into the basement in Metro Detroit. Obviously, one of the most common places for water to enter is any cracks that may have formed in the floor or walls. Wall cracks and floor cracks in Metro Detroit are common in many homes, as the concrete that makes up the foundation can develop cracks from age, even if the foundation is in good shape.
The infiltration of water into a basement in Metro Detroit is generally caused by ruptures in the foundation at the junction of the wall, floor and footing. If you live in damp climates or ones with severe weather, as we have in Metro Detroit, your home could be especially susceptible to these foundation ruptures. The ruptures are usually a result of hydrostatic pressure resulting from a high water table. Continue reading
Cracks in foundation walls in a basement can be of no significance or a major structural defect, which can be expensive to correct. Proper evaluation is therefore very important to determine; If repair work is warranted and, Details for effective repairs. Continue reading
Here are some tips for basement waterproofing in Metro Detroit Continue reading
If your foundation has cracks wider than 1/4-inch wide, or if you have stairstep cracks in blocks or bricks, you can hire a contractor for foundation crack repair in Metro Detroit to plug them by injecting epoxy ($1,500-$3,000) or do it yourself with epoxy putty, but either way, you’ll only be stopping water from coming in. Continue reading