Last night there was an epic spring storm, quite a shock especially after the mild winter. Any more rain and you would swear that your house would have floated away. In the light of day, you look out your window and notice that your yard has quickly dried out after last night’s torrential monsoon of a storm. You think this is somewhat odd, but you make your way to the basement door and descend, bracing yourself for any potential damage…
You hear the sump pump kick in, and are thankful to see that no sewage or wastewater has found its way up into your basement’s collection of boxed memories. You breathe a happy sigh for a moment and are thankful for the team of experts from Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing that you had out last fall who replaced your sump pump.
However, there is another issue. Upon a second look, you notice that your wall and floor on the opposite side of the basement has water pooling. This is not the result of a faulty sump pump. It is cove joint seepage. Time to call the experts at Elk Grove Sewer and Plumbing again!
Cove seepage happens typically after huge rainstorms. The ground water can collect under your home’s foundation which puts pressure on your basement floor causing it to rise up. The pressure forces the water to find its way into any crack or crevice, which is typically where the floor meets the wall.
In this case, the best solution would be to have our experts install seepage tile, also known as a drain tile system. Seepage tile can be interior or exterior and is a system of pipes that redirect the underground water into your sump pump to be drained away. Seepage tile eliminates the underground water from creating pressure and diverts excess ground water away from your foundation.
Seepage can also occur from porous basement walls or cracks in your foundation. Give our knowledgeable experts at Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing a call for a free inspection and quote to see if seepage tile is the right solution for your home’s needs.