The sight of water on your basement floor can be alarming. However, it’s not uncommon. Unfortunately, basement flooding is an issue that many homeowners experience. Even the newest constructed basements are prone to leaking at one point or another, which means you may have to eventually deal with this issue.
Having a basement that takes on water prevents you from using a valuable space in your home and it can even become a structural liability. There are a number of potential causes of basement flooding, it’s important to properly identify the underlying issues to ensure the problem is fixed correctly and even prevented.
At some point, all basements are susceptible to flooding. Water always runs from high to low ground, meaning that under certain conditions, your basement becomes an indoor swimming pool. But, where is all the water coming from? And, how does it get in?