Basement Water Control
Water will flood or cause wet spots in the basement area when it rains. The water usually does not back up out of a plumbing pipe, but rather seems to mysteriously seep up out of the floor and through the joint where the basement floor and foundation wall meet.
Why Does This Happen?
It’s no mystery. The majority of basement floods are caused by natural water found below your basement floor, called “ground water”. The level of ground water is called the “water table”. During heavy rainstorms, the ground will become saturated like a sponge and the water table will begin to rise. With enough water, it may actually seep through your basement floor (yes, even through concrete).