Water Leaking Around Pipes in Concrete?
Do you have a water leak around pipes in your basement wall? Pipe penetrations are commonly holes cored through the wall to allow for electrical conduits, plumbing or other services to enter the building. They are one of the most leak prone areas in a concrete structure as caulking or waterproofing on the exterior has a higher likelihood of failure due to material shrinkage, movement, or poor bond onto the dis-similar materials.
What are the best way to prevent and repair leaking around pipes in concrete?
Regular Inspections of Basement Walls
Conduct regular visual inspections of your foundation walls and pipes to detect any new moisture, cracks or changes. Look for signs of water intrusion and structural issues such as concrete cracks, spalling or efflorescence.
Seal Foundation Penetrations
Seal gaps or openings where pipes, cables, or other penetrations pass through the foundation to prevent water infiltration with a waterproof and structural material that will not trap water in concrete.
Address Plumbing and Drainage Issues
Fix plumbing and drainage leaks promptly. Exterior water can erode the soil beneath the foundation and exacerbate cracks.
Consult a Professional
If you notice new or worsening moisture levels, or if you have concerns about the structural integrity of your home, consult a foundation specialist.
Understand Leaking Concrete Repair Options
Learn about the different methods of foundation repair, such as epoxy injection, polyurethane injection, and carbon fiber reinforcement. Discuss these options with professionals. Waterproofing over foundation defects is not a long term solution, ensure defects are repaired structurally prior to installing any waterproofing.
Ask About Warranties
Inquire about warranties or guarantees provided by the contractor to ensure your investment is protected.
If landscaping or outdoor structures are affected by the repair process, plan for necessary adjustments or repairs in advance.
Keep records of all repair work, including photographs, invoices, and warranties, for future reference and potential disclosure to future buyers.
Seek Professional Guidance
If you have any doubts or concerns about your foundation, don’t hesitate to consult with a structural engineer or a foundation specialist. They can provide expert advice and assessments.
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