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Resolving Basement Flooding Issues In Georgia

A flooded basement bedroom in Stockbridge

Basement flooding can lead to extensive damage to finishing materials and stored items. Today’s small leak can lead to serious flooding in the future — don’t wait to fix your wet basement!

When your home was built, the contractors designing it never meant for the basement to be a damp, musty, flooding space. But as time and the forces of nature continue to bear down on your foundation, it’s bound to leak sooner or later.

Basement flooding is a problem that can be solved quickly (and effectively), provided that you know what you’re up against. And because this is such a significant investment, it’s worth your time to learn which options will work best to keep your basement maintained as dry, usable space.

Our team of professional waterproofers is standing by to provide you with a customized, warrantied basement flooding solution. To schedule a free, no-obligation basement waterproofing quote with one of our specialists, contact us by phone at (770) 415-2030 or via e-mail today! Our Georgia service area includes Decatur, Marietta, Atlanta and many surrounding areas.

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Basement Flooding Repair In Georgia

Due to the many types of basement flooding, the variety of solutions on the market, and because of how important it is to be able to count on your basement as dry, usable space, basement waterproofing is best when done by a professional.

At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we specialize in the unique problems that below-grade spaces present, including basement flooding. Our installations include a written, transferable warranty that will provide you with long-lasting peace of mind.

Common Basement Flooding Problems

Basement flooding can occur from almost any point — including the walls, floor, pipes, windows, and hatchway entrances. The solution to a flooded basement depends entirely on what’s causing the flood in the first place.

The articles that follow provide an easy guide to understanding what to do when dealing with basement flooding, why basement flooding occurs, and how to solve your unique basement problems.

Several feet of floodwaters in a Powder Springs basement

 

Help! My Basement Flooded!

When basement flooding occurs through the basement window, it can stain concrete, damage drywall, and soak insulation. This article provides valuable information on solving this issues once and for all.

Highlights:

  • Why basement windows leak
  • Waterproofing basement windows
  • Easy maintenance to prevent future basement flooding

Illustration of a flooding basement and groundwater outside.

 

Why Is My Basement Flooding?

Why do basements leak? And why did the basement just start leakingnow? In this article, we cover the building science behind groundwater intrusion and basement flooding.

Highlights:

  • The “Clay Bowl Effect”
  • How hydrostatic pressure affects your home
  • Why a perimeter drain system works

A closeup of a faucet

 

Basement Flooding From Plumbing

When a home experiences a plumbing failure, a basement can fill up like a swimming pool! In this article, we share some simple solutions to prevent a plumbing flood in your basement.

Highlights:

  • Preventing bursting washer hoses
  • Protecting from water heater failure
  • Flood alarms

Flooding floor cracks by a hatchway door in Lagrange

 

Basement Flooding From Stairways

Water can flow through the hatchway and down the stairs even when a sump pump system is installed. In this article, we explain why this kind of flooding occurs — and how to prevent it.

Highlights:

  • How hatchway entrances are built
  • Where they leak
  • Effective waterproofing solutions

 

Water seeping through a concrete wall in a Smyrna basement

 

Flooding Through Wall Cracks

Not all cracks in foundation walls are signs of a structural issue. But even a small crack is a big problem if it’s leaking. This article takes you through the steps of permanently sealing leaky wall cracks.

Highlights:

  • Which products seal cracks permanently
  • A step-by-step guide to crack sealing
  • Humidity from concrete foundation wall

Flooding entering a basement through a floor crack in Conyers

 

Flooding Through Floor Cracks

What do you do when water is leaking straight up through your foundation floor? Will a perimeter drain system solve this? This article outlines why floor leaks occur — and how to deal with them.

Highlights:

  • Three steps to waterproofing a basement floor
  • When lateral lines are needed
  • Other sources of moisture through basement floors

 

Flooding through basement windows in a Carrollton home.

 

Leaky Basement Windows

When your basement floods through the basement window, it can stain concrete, damage drywall, and soak insulation. This article provides valuable information on solving this issues once and for all.

Highlights:

  • Why basement windows leak
  • Waterproofing basement windows
  • Easy maintenance to prevent future flooding

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