Solutions for Bowing Basement Walls
BOWING BASEMENT WALL SOLUTIONS
1. Leaky Basement Windows
If your basement windows aren’t sealed properly, they could allow water to seep through and flood your basement during heavy rains. Aside from the flooding, water coming through your basement windows could also lead to other issues like water stains on the walls, damaged drywall, or soaked insulation.
2. Plumbing Failures
A plumbing failure in your home could cause your basement to fill with water. Depending on the location of the leak, your basement could be flooded very quickly! Common plumbing failures typically include bursting washer hoses or leaking water heaters, so it’s important to check the durability of these in your home and get them replaced if needed.
3. Foundation Wall Cracks and Floor Cracks
If there are cracks in the floor or the walls of your foundation, this makes your basement very susceptible to flooding during heavy rains. As the outside ground saturates with rainwater, it has no other place to go and builds up around your foundation. Even the smallest foundation cracks can let water pass through, so it’s important to get those repaired before your basement floods.