Title: Heavy Rain: A Wake-Up Call for Basement Water Intrusion

As a homeowner, there's nothing more unsettling than discovering water in the basement after a heavy rainstorm. Whether it's water coming up from the basement floor, seeping through the walls, or trickling in from the windows, water intrusion in the basement can be a major headache. At Worthington Waterproofing, we understand the frustration and have seen first-hand the damage that water in the basement after heavy rain can cause.

When the rain starts pouring, and you hear the tap tap tap on your roof, remember that every square foot of roof space collects (and driveway). 6 gallons of water in a 1-inch rainfall and it all needs to go somewhere. As the soil around your home becomes saturated, water will move towards the path of least resistance – your basement. Even if your home was built 100 years ago, the soil around your basement is less compact than your backyard which hasn’t ever been dug up. Making the area around your basement easier to get you. With the water surrounding the outside of your basement walls, even if you haven't noticed any previous signs of moisture, a heavy rain can expose existing leaks or cracks, allowing water to seep in and cause significant damage.

One of the most common issues we encounter is water coming up from the basement floor. This can happen when the hydrostatic pressure from the saturated soil outside becomes too much for your basement floor to withstand. As the water finds its way through the tiniest cracks or pores in the concrete, it can start to push up from the floor, creating a wet and potentially hazardous environment.

For those of you with cinderblock basements, we also see moisture beginning to come through the pours of your walls. As the water sits on the outside of your foundation wall, those cinderblocks begin to suck in the moisture…Do you know what is in the middle of the cinderblocks? A big space, that can potentially fill up with water. As this space fills up, the moisture continues to suck into the cinderblocks leaving your basement walls wet and creating a musty odor throughout your basement.

At Worthington Waterproofing, we understand the importance of addressing water intrusion in the basement promptly. Left unchecked, water in the basement after rain can lead to mold growth, structural damage, and even health hazards. That's why we offer comprehensive basement waterproofing solutions tailored to your home's specific needs.

Our team of experts will conduct a thorough inspection to identify the root cause of the water intrusion and recommend the most effective solutions. Whether it's installing interior or exterior drainage systems, applying basement or crawlspace encapsulation, or repairing cracks and gaps, we have the knowledge and experience to keep your basement dry and protected.

Don't let heavy rain catch you off guard. If you've noticed water coming up from the basement floor, water in the basement after heavy rain, or any other signs of water intrusion, it's time to take action. Contact Worthington Waterproofing today, and let us help you protect your home from the damaging effects of water intrusion.