Be Aware of Water Leaks Under Your Foundation
One of the more challenging problems to identify is when water leaks underneath your foundation. This can be extremely damaging to your home and can often be caught too late since the location of the leak can be hard to find.
When there is a water leak underneath the foundation, many homeowners are not even aware because of the location of the leak. It’s important to at least know some basic signs of foundation leaks in order to prevent them from becoming worse.
Water leaks under your foundation can be very damaging to your home’s structural stability. To prevent water damage to your home, contact L.R.E. Foundation Repair for your free inspection.
What Causes Water to Leak Under Your Foundation?
Houses have many underground water lines that are connected to interior water sources. These water lines are the main cause of leaks underneath your foundation and can create a serious problem if one were to burst.
Burst Water Pipes
The most common reason for foundation leaks is burst pipes or hoses. As most water lines run underneath the house, this is where the water leaks occur.
Over time, the water lines or pipes can become old and start to erode or face other issues that may cause a hole to form in the pipes. This can cause a leak to spring, which can turn into devastating flooding if the burst pipe is not fixed quickly.
Whether it’s a small crack or a large hole in the water pipe, it will eventually create a flooding problem underneath your home’s foundation if it is ignored.
Improper Water Drainage
Aside from leaks in water pipes, improper drainage is also a reason that water could be leaking underneath your foundation. If your home does not have the proper drainage systems put in place, such as gutters or downspouts, rainwater can saturate the soils underneath your foundation.
The excess water that pours into the ground can cause flooding underneath your foundation.
Symptoms of Water Leaks
Although a water leak underneath your foundation can be difficult to spot, there are other signs that may be more recognizable that you can keep an eye out for. If there is a leak under your foundation, it may cause excess moisture to seep up through the cracks and enter your home. If you notice any excess moisture inside your home and can’t seem to find the source of the problem, there may be a water leak under your foundation.
Aside from moisture, you may also find that there are heaves or bulges in your foundation. This can be caused by the pressure of the water pushing against your foundation and causing it to bulge.
Another sign to look out for is the sound of running water when your appliances are not in use. The mysterious sound of running water can indicate a leak underneath your foundation as the water is constantly rushing below.
If you notice any of these signs, contact L.R.E. Foundation Repair right away for a free inspection and evaluation.
Prevent Foundation Leaks with L.R.E. Foundation Repair
L.R.E. Foundation Repair wants to help you protect your home from water damage that can be devastating to your home’s value. Fixing or preventing water leaks underneath your foundation is a very important step toward protecting your home from water damage.
We have proudly helped Florida residents protect their home and restore its value, and we’re ready to help you.
Contact us today for your free inspection on how to avoid water leaks under your foundation!