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Based in Stamford, CT, Advanced Basement Solutions offers basement waterproofing services for residential an commercial properties throughout Fairfield County. Basement flooding can occur due to various factors, ranging from heavy rainstorms to plumbing leaks or improper drainage around the foundation. Here are some common causes of basement flooding and solutions that we implement to mitigate them:

  1. Poor Drainage Around the Foundation:
    • Cause: Water can seep into the basement if the grading around the foundation slopes toward the house instead of away from it, or if downspouts and gutters are clogged or improperly directed.
    • Solution: Ensure that the ground around the foundation is properly graded to slope away from the house. Clean and maintain gutters and downspouts regularly, and consider installing extensions or splash blocks to direct water away from the foundation.
  2. Cracks in Foundation Walls or Floors:
    • Cause: Foundation cracks can allow water to penetrate into the basement during heavy rainfall or when the water table rises.
    • Solution: Repair any visible cracks in the foundation walls or floors using appropriate sealants or epoxy injections. For severe cracks or structural issues, consult with our professional foundation repair contractors.
  3. Sump Pump Failure:
    • Cause: Sump pumps are designed to remove water from the basement and discharge it outside the house. However, they can fail due to power outages, mechanical issues, or improper maintenance.
    • Solution: Install a backup sump pump system with battery backup or water-powered backup to ensure continuous operation during power outages. Test the sump pump regularly and perform maintenance tasks such as cleaning the pump and checking the discharge pipe for obstructions.
  4. Inadequate Basement Waterproofing:
    • Cause: Older homes or homes with inadequate waterproofing measures may be more susceptible to basement flooding.
    • Solution: Consider waterproofing the basement walls and floors using sealants, coatings, or waterproofing membranes. Exterior waterproofing methods, such as installing drainage systems or waterproofing membranes on the exterior foundation walls, can also be effective in preventing water infiltration.
  5. Plumbing Leaks or Backup:
    • Cause: Leaking pipes, burst pipes, or sewage backups can introduce water into the basement.
    • Solution: Regularly inspect plumbing fixtures, pipes, and appliances for leaks or signs of damage, and repair any issues promptly. Install backwater valves on sewage lines to prevent backups during heavy rainfall or sewer system overloads.
  6. Surface Water Intrusion:
    • Cause: Surface water from nearby sources such as streams, ponds, or poorly drained yards can infiltrate basements, especially during heavy rainfall or flooding events.
    • Solution: Implement surface water management techniques such as installing French drains, swales, or retaining walls to divert water away from the house. Consider landscaping changes or installing additional drainage systems to improve surface water drainage.
  7. Hydrostatic Pressure:
    • Cause: Hydrostatic pressure from saturated soil surrounding the foundation can exert significant force on basement walls, leading to water infiltration.
    • Solution: Install interior or exterior drainage systems, such as French drains or footing drains, to relieve hydrostatic pressure and divert groundwater away from the foundation.

Addressing these common causes of basement flooding can help mitigate the risk of water damage and protect your home’s foundation and belongings. If you experience recurring or severe basement flooding issues, it’s advisable to consult our Stamford basement waterproofing contractors. We will assess the situation and recommend appropriate solutions tailored to your specific needs.

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Advanced Basement Solutions is based in Stamford, CT and services the following and surrounding towns of; Weston, Westport, Norwalk, Fairfield, Darien, Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford, Stamford, Danbury, Shelton, Greenwich, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Easton and beyond!