My Foundation Is Leaking, What Do I Do ?

My foundation is leaking, what do i do ?

is the question most homeowners ask themselves because of the lack of  adequate preparation for the winter season.water problems foundation damage

A Basement or foundation leaking are a common problem that is usually experienced during the winter season. If you happen to be one of these unfortunate homeowners, You can follow the following steps to take care of the basement or foundation leaking .

Determine The Source

It’s important to determine the source of the leak before you do anything else.The source of the leak will determine how serious the leak is and what kind of methods you’re going to use to solve the leaking basement or foundation leaking. Basement or foundation leaks can range from non serious to very serious leaks that are capable of  depreciating your property’s value. It’s always advisable to let a professional determine what is causing the foundation leaking.

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Call A Professional

After you’ve determined the source of the leaks, it’s imperative to know that you should never try to fix certain serious problems but instead call a professional to fix them, because self repairs might just worsen the situation. A professional will determine the source of the foundation leaking, the right methods of solving the leaks and how to prevent future leaks.

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Fixing The  Problem 

A leaking basement or foundation leaking can be caused by a number of reasons such as a deteriorating basement or foundation, bad soil conditions, faulty or non functioning gutters, bad plumbing, poor drainage system or a leaky roof. A professional will recommend the best solutions to your problems be it installing or fixing gutters, drainage system or waterproofing your foundation or basement.

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Call a professional to inspect or to repair any foundation leaking that you might be experiencing.

Call California Foundation Works on (323) 418-2239  to to get a free inspection and estimate.