Winter Months

The water doesn’t have to be flowing for the professional inspectors at the City Wide Group to pinpoint areas in your basement where the foundation leaks. Signs of dampness and foundation leakage can be as obvious as staining, rusting, dry rot, soggy drywall or mould and mildew. To many people the smell of mould assails them as soon as the door is opened. Efflorescence is also a sure sign of the presence of water leakage for water must evaporate to leave the flaky slats behind on your concrete floors or walls.

If you have ever had to dispose of water-damaged stored items, washed mould from walls or mopped water from the floor and you have not repaired the foundation, your basement is going to leak again. Surprisingly, the most common time for a basement to leak is during the months when the ground is still frozen but we get a heavy rainfall or quick melting. Rain or quick thaw water on frozen ground cannot easily penetrate to be absorbed as it can in summer. Instead the water will take the easiest path, usually down the winter gap between the contracted soil and your home’s foundation. There it can readily penetrate through any accessible route and flood your basement.

City Wide Group is the company to call if you would like to avoid the trouble, damage and mess of foundation leakage. Remember if your basement has leaked before, it will leak again and the leak will grow over time. We will thoroughly explain the source of the leak, the proposed solution and cost and answer any questions you may have so that you can make an informed confident decision.