Utility Pipe Penetration
When you see moisture on your floor, staining or damage on your finished walls or ceiling, the first thing you look for is leaking or dripping pipes, or cracks in the foundation or floor. If none of these items seem to be the source of the problem, another cause might be utility pipe penetrations. This is one of the most overlooked items in your basement.
These are the places where the pipes penetrate through your wall or floor and allow your utilities to get into the home. Utilities such as power to a service panel, water service, or sewer discharge. Over time the seals around these penetrations can break down and start to leak as water pressure around the exterior increases due to rain or melting snow. This is a very common basement waterproofing issue we come across and is a frequent cause of moisture intrusion which can cause serious moisture damage to your home’s interior finishes.
To take care of this common basement problem, we can make use of a special injection technique using urethane materials. We will first clean around the pipe to be sure that no dirt or debris gets inside or interferes with the repair process. Next, we will use the urethane material to fill the area where the pipe is leaking. This may be pipe-on-pipe, or it could be where the pipe goes into a wall or ceiling. We will be sure that the area is filled completely, and then let it sit to cure.
This technique has proven time and time again to be effective at taking care of pesky pipe leaks that, when left untreated, could potentially cause thousands of dollars in damage. Please give us a call today to learn more about this particular technique, or to schedule an appointment with our team of waterproofing professionals. We guarantee that when we leave your home, you will have a dry, safe, and healthy environment below your home.
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