A leak in the basement, while not uncommon, is nothing to ignore. Any kind of moisture in your basement can lead to mold growth and thousands of dollars in damage. There’s nothing quite as disheartening than having to tear apart your basement to replace things covered in mold. Carpeting and furniture is bad enough, but mold finding its way to where you store boxes of memories in the closet is devastating.
So how do you repair a leak in the basement? First thing’s first, you need professional help. Some things can be reasonably handled by a layman, but this isn’t one of them. A professional will be able to help you with the following.
Repair Any Cracks
If there are cracks in your foundation, those need to be addressed quickly. They’re likely the culprit to some of your moisture problems and if they aren’t, they will be. Cracks will always lead to leaking; it’s just a matter of when. When you spot cracks in your foundation, call someone out and have them dealt with accordingly. Don’t ignore the ones that haven’t started leaking yet or you’ll only need to call a professional a second time.
Install a Sump Pump
If your basement is collecting moisture from more than just some cracks in your foundation, or if your foundation just keeps getting more cracks over the years, you should install a sump pump. Sump pumps are incredibly useful for anyone with a basement in a wet climate. If you find yourself with water in your basement, you could certainly benefit from one.
A sump pump is a pump that removes the water collected in a sump basin. The basin is installed at ground level, under your basement floor. By collecting the water and pumping it away from the house, the sump pump keeps your basement from growing mold or flooding. And anything that keeps your basement from flooding is worth the investment!
If you find yourself needing basement leak repair in Mississauga, POM Plumbing has your back! Give us a call anytime – our service is 24/7.