Foundation Leak Repair

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Foundation Leak Problem Areas

Foundation Cracks

Foundations will crack and settle over time. Water entry occurs at cracks when water isn’t managed properly from the exterior of the building.

Foundation Ties

Concrete, when formed, has ties to hold the forms in place. It is critical to have these removed and sealed before backfill. 

Cold Joints / Cold Pours

Concrete, when poured in phases or with enough time separation, causes a joint similar to a crack to form. These joints are second most common leak source found in our area.

Honeycomb (Rock Pockets)

Concrete must be vibrated after placing in forms (but not over-mixed in concrete truck). If concrete isn’t mixed properly, it will cause void to form, easy access for water entry if not sealed correctly. Non-shrink grout and applying waterproofing can seal against leaks if caught before backfill, saving you from costly interior repairs

Floor Joints

High water tables and excessive water around home will cause floor joints to leak. Footing drains and standard building practices can help eliminate the risk of this being a leak area in your project.

Pipe Penetrations

Every project will have a penetration where a pipe such as the main water line enters into the building. Care must be taken to seal around pipes prior to backfill or at times before finishing areas around penetrations.

Water Table Issues

Ground water can occur wherever you build if given the right circumstances. High clay or solid rock can cause your foundation to act as a bathtub, holding water in the newly compacted soils surrounding your homes. Geo-technical reports can be vital to know how deep is safe for your project, and whether toinstall drainage systems or underslab waterproofing to keep your project safe and dry.

Leak Prevention


Sprinklers should always be faced away from home when possible. Water from landscaping can cause basement leaks if they spray onto the foundation wall or put excessive amounts of water near the building, which will eventually cause settlement and possible foundation cracks.

Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters and Downspouts are important parts of your roofing system since they terminate and direct the water flow away from your project. But they need to extend at least 5-10′ away from home to ensure long term protection from water.


Grade or slope away from your building is necessary for warranty requirements and makes good sense. Flat or negative slope toward the building can cause water to be routed toward finished areas and lead to costly repairs in not managed appropriately.

Got Foundation Leaks?

We can fix them! Even Active Leaks. Inside or Out. Cracks, Ties, Honeycomb, Etc.

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