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Leaky basement walls are annoying. Maybe you've tried installing a home dehumidifier or sump pump which helps a little, but you still have to deal with your leaky basement walls.

You don't have to live with a wet basement. Learn how you can save yourself time and money by requesting a free professional basement evaluation, and receive your Free Homeowner's Guide to Basement Waterproofing.

What Do I Need to Do First?

A leaky basement wall is a serious waterproofing problem. That leaky wall could also be a sign that you have a foundation problem. Finding the source of the problem can be a messy and labor intensive process.

Save yourself the stress and call in the experts. Our team of basement waterproofing experts are also experts in foundation repair! So you'll find out if that leaky basement wall is also a foundation problem.

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Why Do I Have Leaky Basement Walls?

Leaky basement walls are caused by hydrostatic pressure – which is the force of the water against your basement foundation. Leaky basement walls can be caused by the water building up on the outside of your foundation and underground water.

Water against your foundation.
As water collects in the backfill surrounding your foundation, the hydrostatic pressure builds up, pressing against your foundation. The continued pressure has to go somewhere – and if there's a crack in your foundation then it's into your basement.

Poured concrete walls.
If you have a poured concrete foundation then the hydrostatic pressure can create cracks in the basement walls. These cracks will let the water in.


If you notice basement wall cracks then consult with a foundation repair specialist. These cracks could be a sign that there's a structural problem with your basement foundation.

Underground water.
If your home is built on an underground stream or near an underground water source, the water can find its way into your basement through crumbling mortar or concrete cracks.

Can I Fix My Leaky Basement Walls?

Don't assume that a patch or epoxy will fix your leaky basement walls. And if you have a basement wall crack, then you could have other problems that need to be fixed before you think about waterproofing your basement.

What Do I Do Now?

JES Experts in Foundation Repair Call in the basement waterproofing experts! One of our basement repair specialists will work with you to find the best way to fix your leaky basement walls. If you can fix the wall yourself, we'll let you know and give you some pointers.

Or we may find that your leaky basement wall is creating a structural problem. All of our basement repair experts are also extensively trained on foundation repair by our team of Professional Engineers. So whether you have a waterproofing problem or a foundation problem, we can help!

Leaky Basement Wall Solutions

If we find that you have a basement water problem we may recommend FlexiSpan or the WaterGuard system. Remember, these products aren't always the solution to your leaky basement wall so it's important to bring in a basement waterproofing expert to take a look, for free, and find the best solution for your home.

Our certified professional basement waterproofing consultants will work with you, every step of the way, to design the best basement waterproofing solution for your home's leaky basement walls.

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We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you feel comfortable with your home's basement waterproofing solution – from inspection and planning to installation and project completion.

Requesting your free inspection takes 60 seconds, and you can download your Free Homeowner's Guide to Basement Waterproofing immediately!

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