Cause of Basement Leak in MA & RI

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Why do basement leak?

Some of the common causes behind basement leaks are the ways basement foundations are established like the excavation of soil & backfilling, and different sorts of concrete wall blocks or stone walls used in building the basement. Pioneer Basement is an expert at fixing leaks in wet, moist, & damp basements and crawl spaces. We have been serving the customers of the Massachusetts & Rhode Island area for over 35 years now.

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Causes of Basement Leaks 

1. Excavation & Backfilling

During the establishment of a basement foundation, a portion of soil is removed to make the space needed for the construction. Upon completion of the basement, the soil is backfilled against the wall of the basement. This soil is much looser and more permeable to water than the soil that has remained untouched. Meaning that this soil will absorb more water on rainy days, increasing the chances of water seeping through the basement wall.

2. Wall-Floor Joint

A small gap is usually created intentionally between the floor and the wall to prevent cracks from forming in the floor. Water under high pressure can penetrate this gap and seep in through the foot of the basement.

3. Clogged Footing Drain

Footing drains can sometimes be crushed during the backfilling process. Moreover, footing drains clog over time due to particles in the soil and become ineffective in the drainage of the water. The water then finds its way into the basement through small openings and gaps.

4. A leak in the Basement Wall

Various types of blocks used in the basement foundation have various chances of leaking. For instance, stone wall joints can weaken under immense pressure from the water, and create small gaps through which water can enter; the same happens with concrete block walls.

Choose Pioneer Basement to Stop Your Basement Leak in Abington & Cambridge

Pioneer Basement is a member of the Basement Health Association and our entire staff is certified to meet the highest standards. We provide premier service to all of our customers. Call us today from AbingtonBarnstableCambridgeDanversEdgartown, and other places in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas at 508-416-6564 for a free inspection and we’ll get started immediately!

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What Our Basement Waterproofing Customers Say About Us

Dan Velich
Dan Velich
2023-06-27
Was very knowledgeable and gave honest feedback on how to fix the problem, versus trying to just sell me something. Will definitely use again
Kerrie Sullivan
Kerrie Sullivan
2023-06-09
We used Maryland Mold and Waterproofing to remediate mold from our HVAC system and to water proof our basement. That meant coordinating an HVAC company as well as the waterproofing done by Maryland Mold and Waterproofing. Colin Hall was our representative and coordinated this beautifully. He was not only very professional but made sure the job was done to our satisfaction and even came out himself to put our basement shelving back together when the job was complete. He takes pride in his work and made sure we were well taken care of. We finally have a dry basement after years of rain water infiltration. I highly recommend Maryland Mold and Waterproofing and hope you have a similar experience.
Robyn Davis
Robyn Davis
2023-06-08
Collin was professional, kind and kept us in the loop in a timely fashion
Randy Goguen
Randy Goguen
2022-11-30
Maryland Mold and Waterproofing did a great job at performing mold remediation and crawlspace encapsulation on my house. I was pleased with all aspects of the process, from the initial estimate to project completion. I solicited estimates from three companies, including two national enterprises that advertise heavily. One never bothered to respond. The other sent someone to provide an estimate who was supposed to be a structural engineer (at least that was claimed in the company’s brochure), but had no such credentials on his business card. I had some concerns about possible structural problems, and the rep told me I needed a support beam and four jacks to buttress a “seriously under-engineered” floor. Subsequent attempts to follow up with that company met with no response. I decided to contract with Maryland Mold and Waterproofing and part of the contract included having an independent structural engineer evaluate the space. His evaluation concluded that there were no serious structural issues, just normal settling for a house that is 50 years old. The first MMW crew came out to remove all the moldy insulation and applied a fungicide in the crawlspace. Within a matter of days a chronic problem I have had with my sinuses that I thought I was stuck with for the rest of my life cleared up. A few weeks later a crew came to finish the encapsulation and install a dehumidifier. Both crews worked hard and efficiently in a very confined space and were courteous. I recommended the company to my neighbors, and MMW is doing the work on two more houses on my block.
Roger Cox
Roger Cox
2022-11-21
Nick did a fine job of explaining our project and his team was here on schedule and did quality work with no problems. They treated the mold, encapsulated the crawl space and installed a dehumidifier and a turtl access hatch. Excellent work.
Ron Foster
Ron Foster
2022-11-11
Great experience MD Mold and Waterproofing. The entire team was professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and did their jobs well. We have gone through a complete remodel of the old home we just purchased and have dealt with a million trades and contractors. The team from MD Mold and Waterproofing rose to the top! We'd highly recommend using them. Hats off to you, Nick and Colin, Freddy and the other gentleman who have made our basement water-free 🙂
Roger Longenbach
Roger Longenbach
2022-07-22
After our drain broke we discovered mold under the floor. Maryland Mold and Waterproofing provided a quote and was able to respond quickly after our agreement was signed. The folks were professional and courteous. Their efforts were much appreciated. They are definitely a company to consider if one has a potential mold issue.

Service Area

Maryland Mold & Waterproofing offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repairs. We offer the following services in your area, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation and service, basement crack repair, vapor barriers and moisture control.