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Why Your Basement Leaks from a Heavy Rain in Willoughby, Ohio

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Some of the most common ways water can leak into your basement is through cracks in your foundation walls or floor.  Sometimes, you even have to cut away drywall or flooring to find the cause of a basement leak.

Water may find a way inside through your basement windows.  If you look at your window wells, they should not be full of standing water.  Make sure that your downspouts are in good working order and the water is going away from your foundation and window wells.

Clogged gutters and water pooling around your foundation can also be causes of basement leaks.  When the soil around your home becomes soaked, your foundation is at risk for cracks and possible basement leaks.

The following are some of the signs that you may have a leaking basement:

Increased humidity and moisture in the air

Curled papers

Windows fogging up

Warping door frames

Mold or mildew

If you do think your basement is leaking, you’re going to want to address the problem as soon as possible.  

 If you find standing or pooling water in your basement, call SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County at 800-933-7179.   Our highly trained technicians will take care of your water cleanup services. 

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