Water was seeping into the basement through this corner by the front door
The concrete seam behind the electrical panel had cracked and was allowing water through
We pulled the interlock back to expose the area
We used water sealing tar to seal the crack and the surrounding area
This matting allows water to easily and evenly flow back into the ground
When water is finding its way into your home, it can be hard to figure out exactly where it's coming from. Water always finds the easiest way through, so pinpointing its location can be challenging.
A customer in Cedar Valley, Ontario, reached out to us after having trouble finding where water was entering the basement. They knew the general location of where it pooled on the floor but decided to call us in for a professional inspection.
System Design Specialist Chris Luke inspected the home and found where water was coming in. The house was leaking through a corner by the front door and coming in behind the basement's electrical panel.
Our Production Crew started by excavating the area in the corner and exposing the crack. Tar was smeared over the crack before we installed drainage matting. Once the crack was sealed, we backfilled the area with drainage stone.
The customer is happy he doesn't need to wonder about the mystery water anymore, and he has a proven solution to keep the basement dry.