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The Leaky Basement Check List

basement checklist

There are many ways that water can enter your home and flood your basement, and if you’ve ever been the victim of a flooded or leaky basement, then you understand what a hassle it can be. Basement waterproofing is, unfortunately, often overlooked in some homes until it’s too late. And it is typically the solution to a chaotic situation, instead of a preventative measure. Let’s take a look at all the entry points for leaks in the basement, and if you have these entry points in your home and they are not waterproofed already, consider addressing those areas before a leak becomes a flood.

Basement Water Entry Checklist

  • Over the top of your home’s well
  • Through the bottom of your basement’s window wells
  • Wall cracks in concrete
  • Mortar joints in cinder blocks
  • Water pipe conduits
  • Blocked Drain Tile
  • Floor to wall joints
  • Tie rod holes
  • Concrete Honeycombs
  • Sewer pipes
  • Cracked flooring
  • Sump Pump
  • Basement floor drain
  • Water heater
  • upper floor plumbing

In order to protect your basement, you should be aware of all the points of entry for water to invade your space. Once you know where water can come in you can assess whether waterproofing steps may be needed. It is best to waterproof your basement before water damage takes place. BWT provides a variety of waterproofing services that are designed to protect your basement and other areas of your home from water damage. They have the tools and skills to address all of these points of entry and also offer 24/7 emergency services.