Top of Foundation Leaks
Often times, when moisture comes in over the base of the home, it is an indication that there is a problem with lawn grading or drainage. This could be caused from poorly backfilled soil around the home, or from a sloping yard that drains down toward the basement. When this happens, rain water and melting snow will build up against the home until it eventually breaks through the seal where the foundation meets the home.
Warning signs of this problem include seeing water trickling down the walls, stains or damage on walls, or puddles on the floor.
Lawn Grading and Drainage
To take care of the problem, St. Louis Basement Pros can be sure that your yard is properly graded, and exterior drainage systems can be installed, such as a French drain, or a membrane on the outside of the base of your home. Water here will be directed into a sump pump where it will eventually be pushed to a safe distance away where it won't be able to do damage.