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Basement Leaks

Lexington Basement Leaks

Basement Waterproofing: Causes of Basement Leaks

Most homeowners at one time or another are going to have a water leak in their basement. As disconcerting as this is, it is also important to rely on a professional basement waterproofing and leak repair service in Lexington to help determine where the leak is originating from and how to best repair it. 

Hydrostatic Pressure and Basement Leaks

What is hydrostatic pressure? This occurs when there is water built up in the soil around the foundation. This build up exerts pressure on the foundation walls, causing cracks and inevitably leaks in the home’s basement. Even if you don’t think that you receive enough moisture to be an issue, literally tons of water fall with even a light rain storm. This increase in pressure can cause your walls to buckle and even crack.

Hydrostatic pressure is the culprit in most basement leaks. However, home plumbing issues could also cause water damage in your basement. United Structural Systems is a top basement waterproofing and leak repair service in the Lexington area, and would be pleased to come to your home to evaluate your unique situation and provide a free estimate for the needed repairs.

Where Can Basement Leaks Occur?

Water can seep into your basement in several ways:

  • Floor and wall cracks
  • Cove joint (where the walls meet the floor of your basement)
  • Top of your foundation wall where it meets the main structure of your home
  • Mortar joints (areas between bricks and mortar or concrete blocks where the porous mortar material allows seeping water)
  • Window wells without functioning drains

Contact USS KY for Basement Waterproofing

The team of basement waterproofing and leak repair service professionals at USS in Lexington can help homeowners get to the root cause of the leaks in their basement. We will find a solution to repair your home’s foundation issues. Contact us for a free estimate today! 

  • I don’t have a single complaint to make about this company or my experience with them. From the time I called to the time the job was completed probably totaled 2 weeks. Every aspect of the experience was professional and much more than I could&rsquo
    - Sarah M.
  • We decided to hire them after we'd had another company out for the same quote. The first company gave us a lot of hot air and was very demeaning. Then Bobby and the USS guys came out! I can't say enough about how incredibly professional they were, how well
    - Sherrie J.
  • They were courteous, on time, answered every question and explained every step taken in the process. Every detail was covered. Thank you, Tony, Chad and everyone else who helped me through a stressful situation like they would family.
    - Linda F.
  • Bobby was fantastic. Needed a structural specialist to review cracks above garage when trying to sell our house. Bobby was very honest, professional and didn't try to sell us on repairs that weren't needed.
    - Leslie S.
  • Bobby arrived as scheduled and conducted a thorough inspection of my basement. He did not try to oversell his products or services. In fact, he alerted me to more cost-effective and simpler solutions that did not require USS services at all.
    - Kim H.
  • Chris did all of the measurements during the job and was also thorough, polite and professional. I had other estimates done and not only was the USS estimate better, their overall customer service and ability to explain the issues and solutions were far su
    - Diane D.
  • From Jason who inspected and quoted to John and his crew that did the work, everyone showed pride in their work. Their pride made me feel confident. I recommend everyone make USS their first and only call.
    - Mark R.
  • We called United Structural due to water coming into our basement. I can not say how happy I am with all the service they provided. Not only did they get to us in a very timely fashion but all their employees were extremely professional and helpful.
    - Dede S.

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