Basement Problem Signs

Flooded Basement After Heavy Rain

Flooded Basement After Heavy Rain

At ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing, we're experts in identifying the early warning signs of basement flooding, understanding their root causes, and recommending effective repair solutions, all backed with a warranty for your peace of mind.

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Basement nightmares can unfold with the onset of rainstorms and excessive groundwater. Without adequate waterproofing, your basement can swiftly turn into a waterlogged disaster zone.

Not all basement waterproofing systems are equal when it comes to handling heavy downpours. Rapid rainfalls can overwhelm smaller drain channels and pumps, leaving them struggling to cope with the deluge. Often, the system itself isn’t faulty; it simply can’t match the water influx.

At ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing, we boast the most substantial and swiftest water-draining solution available. Our Channel ’58 system has the capacity to drain double the amount of water compared to other systems, rapidly diverting it away using our efficient Workhorse sump pump systems. Settling for less should never be an option, especially if you have valuables stored in your basement or plans to convert it into a finished space.

Common Causes of Basement Flooding

Understanding the root causes of basement flooding is crucial for future prevention. Apart from plumbing leaks, prevalent factors leading to basement flooding encompass rising groundwater, window well leaks, and foundation cracks.


Leaks arising from groundwater occur at the junctions where your basement floor meets the walls. These seams, or cold joints, form where the concrete wall interfaces with the footing and where the floor adjoins the wall. Unfortunately, these cold joints lack waterproofing. During heavy rainfall, water pressure builds, and it forces its way through these seams. Many basements experience this type of leak.

Installing a high-quality basement waterproofing system effectively halts or forestalls future flooding, keeping your basement floor impeccably dry. However, keep in mind that there’s only one system capable of safeguarding you during intense rainfall - Channel ’58 paired with the Workhorse sump pump system, which boasts double the drainage capacity and speed.

Wall Cracks

Basement wall cracks might not always seep water, but when they do, rectifying the issue can be challenging. Traditional attempts to plug them using caulks often fall short in preventing all water ingress. ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing employs a specialized solution for wall cracks, ensuring comprehensive sealing by incorporating drainage.

Factors Influencing Leakage and Seepage

Hydrostatic pressure, drainage quality and quantity, and the orientation of your home are all variables influencing basement leaks and flooding. A significant factor is the hydrostatic pressure induced by heavy rainfall. As water accumulates around your foundation, downward pressure escalates, compelling water through even the tiniest crevices and seams into your basement.

Investing in a dependable drainage system (historically known as a drain tile or French drain system) is a wise move to channel away excess water before it has an opportunity to infiltrate your basement.

Prevent Flooding with Basement Waterproofing

Properly waterproofing your basement is imperative to avert costly water-related damages. Recognizing the sources of flooding and the factors contributing to leakage and seepage is pivotal in diminishing the risk of future problems. By diligently waterproofing your basement, accounting for various ways water and moisture can permeate, you fortify your basement against even the most severe rainstorms.

If you’re contemplating finishing your basement, installing a basement waterproofing system is the foremost preventive measure to safeguard your investment.

For a complimentary assessment of your basement and an accurate estimate for waterproofing, reach out to us via phone or online contact.

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