Just How Much Water Can Pile Up in Your Basement Walls During a Rain Storm?
Homes in the NJ, DE, and PA areas are often built on clay soil. This type of soil has awful drainage, leaving the ground around your home saturated every time it rains.
Guess what? When that water can’t naturally filter down into the Earth, it has to go somewhere… and that somewhere is your basement.
Saturated soil = expansion.
Expansion = pressure on your cellar walls.
That pressure cracks the walls and water pushes inside.
Check out these videos from a waterproofing project we performed for a home owner in Oaks PA. It shows our crew drilling weep holes to relieve the pressure inside of the foundation.