Ray Webb, INC. specializes in many different types of water penetration problems which included:

  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Brick & Stone Pointing
  • Concrete Repairs
  • Caulking, Cleaning, & Coating

Reasons Why Your Basement Leaks:

Rainwater seeps into the soil and builds up pressure against your foundation walls. This "hydrostatic pressure" can exert tons of force causing your basement to leak and crack.

Cracked and Buckled Walls
Hydrostatic pressure can press against your foundation walls causing cracks or even buckling of the walls. Heavy, wet soil continually presses against your foundation walls. Saturated soil around your home in winter months can dramatically accelerate frost damage to your foundation.

Basement Floor Cracks
When water builds up in the soil around your home it creates pressure underneath your cellar floor. This pressure can exert enough force to cause your concrete floor to crack and leak.

Other Reasons:

  1. Seepage from basement window wells.
  2. Poor grading around the foundation.
  3. High water table entering parging.
  4. Basement stairways, poor drainage.
  5. Cracks in masonry or masonry joints.
  6. Clogged or lack of footer drain fields.
  7. Horizontal cracks at or below grade.
  8. Clogged, broken downspouts/gutters.
  9. Downspouts pour water too close to walls.
  10. Non-visible undermining beneath slabs.

Signs That You May Have a Water Problem:

Mold and/or Mildew
Fungus that grows in damp, dark areas, causes discoloration, musty smells and odors.

Musty Odors
This is the result of the decay process from mold, mildew, and dry rot.

Damp Spots on Walls
Sign that water has absorbed through wall block will have dark gray splotches in various places.

White Chalky Substance on Walls
Known as efflorescence, this is a chemical breakdown of the bonding agent that holds your walls together. Sign of possible structural deterioration.

Cracked Walls
Sign that foundation has moved/shifted should be inspected to determine the exact cause.

Peeling Paint
Sign that the wall has taken moisture inside, as paint will not stick to a wet surface.

Rust on Appliances or Furniture
Look for rust on bottoms of furnaces, water heaters, and other metal appliances. Sign of dampness and water evaporation.

Dry Rot
Dark brown/black fungus. Grows on walls and other surfaces. Grows mostly on wooden surfaces, causing wood to decay.

Warped Paneling
Moisture will cause paneling to bow and discolor, commonly at the bottom portion of the paneling.

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