Problem: Leaking Pipe Penetration
When homeowners see moisture or water stains in their basement they check for cracks in the walls or floors, look at the seal on their basement, or check the cove joint to see if water is making its way inside - and yet, they can't figure out how or why they have a lot of water stains and damage. One of the last things homeowners tend to check is their pipes and areas where they extend into walls, floors, or into the ceiling. It may not seem very obvious, but it is a common cause of moisture under a home.
The pipes in your basement typically extend out to other areas of your home. Over time, the seals around the pipe weaken, gradually losing their integrity increasing the chances that a water leak will occur. If you notice water stains on your basement walls, floor or the ceiling near your pipes, chances are they have started leaking. You will need to address this issue quickly before serious damage is done - especially if you have a finished basement and already notice water damage on your drop ceiling.
To take care of this common basement problem, we utilize a special injection technique using a polyurethane material. We clean around the pipe to ensure that dirt and debris do not get inside or interfere with the repair process. Next, we use the urethane material to fill the area where the pipe is leaking. This may be pipe-on-pipe, or the seal where the pipe goes into a wall or ceiling. We check 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, left untreated, could potentially cause thousands of dollars in damage. Call us 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.