Wet Basements in Michigan

basement experts waterproofing michiganWhen your house was built, the contractor dug a hole into the ground.  The soil they dug into is typically hard and compact this is known as virgin soil.  Virgin soil does not absorb water as quick as loose soil would so when it rains the virgin soil holds the water.  Basically like a swimming pool. 

The contractor then sets the footing, walls then floor.  The soil they had removed from the hole is then pushed back against the walls (back fill).  The back fill which was once virgin soil is now aerated.  This looser soil allows water to absorb and pass through it.  The water collects around the footing, walls and slab.
If you have standing water you may want to call a waterproofing expert in Metro Detroit to help you out so that your home can stay dry because water in the basement can create health issues in the future. 
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The contractor then sets the footing, walls then floor (slab).  The soil they had removed from the hole is then pushed back against the walls (back fill).  The back fill which was once virgin soil is now aerated.  This looser soil allows water to absorb and pass through it.  The water collects around the footing, walls and slab of your home (like a swimming pool).  This creates in many cases a “false” water table around your home.

of your home (like a swimming pool).  This creates in many cases a “false” water table around your home.

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