Buying a new home can be an amazing achievement that changes one’s entire life. It creates a world of opportunity, provides one with a safe space to come home to at the end of the day and is an amazing investment overall.
But what do you do when your basement shows signs of water damage/leakage? You may be wondering how this can even happen as a new home shouldn’t have any major issues upon first buying it. While we wish it wasn’t true, issues with new homes can happen all the time. Luckily, however, our team at Mondo EX wants to talk about the reasons why you may be finding water in your basement and how to prevent future issues regarding water. This way, you can enjoy your new home for years to come.
The Main Reasons/Causes
There are (surprisingly) a bunch of reasons why water could be present in your basement upon buying your new home. Some of the many reasons this could be happening include the ones our team has listed below.
An Issue With The Sump Pump
In simplest terms, a sump pump is a machine that works to drain water around the perimeter of a home’s foundation. When this device is not functioning properly, this can lead to water damage & water leakage. In order to fix this problem, we recommend hiring an appliance repair specialist to fix any issues within the device itself.
An Interior Leak
Sometimes, when a home is not built properly or a plumbing system is installed incorrectly, a leak can take place and start damaging the important parts of a home. While we wish there was an easy way to fix this issue, this problem will often require a qualified specialist, as it usually involves going in behind the walls of your home and fixing the problem internally.
The gutters (AKA the tubes that run across the roof of your home to clear out rainwater from your roof), can rust and deteriorate with time. If these components haven’t been replaced since the last person living in the home moved out, chances are these gutter issues will cause water damage within the home. Once these gutters are fixed, the issue will likely be gone and you can focus on fixing the water damage.
When a home is being built, it is vital that the site is graded properly. To explain it simply, grading is when the ground and the soil are sloped at an angle to prevent water from pooling & spilling into your home. When your basement is leaking with water, there is a high chance it’s because your home was never graded properly. In order to ensure your home is prepped perfectly in order to stay dry all year long, it’s vital you hire a grading specialist to get the job done right.
How We Can Help Prevent Water Damage
In order to prevent water from entering your basement, you will likely need the help of a professional here at Mondo EX. With the help of our services, we can professionally prepare a construction site to ensure the best foundation for a home. If you’re interested in learning more about our grading and levelling services in Richmond Hill, be sure to call our staff at (647) 619-6373 today! We look forward to hearing from you.