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Cause of Basement Leaks in Atlanta & Duluth, GA

Water Leak in the Basement

A leaky basement is one of the common household problems that some people just "live with".  But what a nuisance to have to live with a wet, smelly, unusable damp basement...it feels like a dungeon. Yet still, we tend to ignore our basement problems, since we live most of the time upstairs. However, a simple basement leak could result in much bigger issues, like mold & mildew growth, ground water seepage, and even foundation damage.

It is important to fix a basement leak right away. The certified technicians from Harris Waterproofing will install a patented drainage system to solve the problems contributing to water leaks and dampness. We provide complete waterproofing systems, to preserve the value of your home.

Since 1989, we've raised the bar, and now "set the standard" for basement waterproofing services in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Duluth, Dunwoody, Marietta, and throughout the Greater Atlanta Metro area.

Signs of a Water Leak in the Basement

  • Mold and Mildew
  • Water stains on wall and floor
  • Rust stain on metal surfaces
  • Damp and crack on wall and floor
  • Water bugs
  • Efflorescence

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Why Do Basement Leaks Occur?

There are five reasons why basement leaks may occur at your home or office in Georgia:

  1. Window well: Window well is one of the main reasons why unwanted water makes its way into the basement. If it doesn’t have proper drainage or the drain is clogged or blocked because of debris, or, the well is not accurately installed, water cumulates in the well. During heavy rain that water seeps into your basement. Even if your window is defect-free, the pooled water in the well will start leaking into your basement.
  2. Hydrostatic pressure: Our ground is saturated with water to a certain extend. The level of saturated soil beneath the ground is called the water table. During heavy rain or melting snow, the soil absorbs the water. After being fully saturated when the soil can no longer absorb water, the water table rises. As a consequence hydrostatic pressure (water pressure) forms, pushing the water through your basement walls and floor.
  3. Lateral pressure: When your house was built the soil was dug and backfilled. Therefore the soil surrounding your house is not fully compact. The less-dense the soil is the more it can absorb water. After heavy rain, absorbing a lot of water, the soil starts to expand and creates lateral pressure (pressure from sideway) against the foundation. It causes cracks in the basement walls and water easily leaks through.
  4. Inadequate sump pump: The purpose of the sump pump is to pump away water from the floor and foundation so that the water doesn’t gather under the floor. But due to poor maintenance, it fails to divert the water away, resulting in water leaking into the basement.
  5. Faulty plumbing: If any pipe is leaky inside your home, it can result in the pipe to burst and ultimately flood your basement.

Why is Water in the Basement?

  • Floor and wall cracks
  • Cove joints
  • Mortar joints
  • Foundation walls
  • Window wells
  • Porous concrete

Why Choose Harris Waterproofing?

  • Free estimation
  • Fully insured company
  • A transferable, Life of Structure Warranty for waterproofing systems
  • Realtors trust and rely on us, and we often can provide short notice quotes to accommodate closing dates

Contact Harris Waterproofing to Dry Your Wet Basement in and Around Atlanta, GA

Harris Waterproofing deals with water problems ranging from unfinished, damp basements to flooded, finished basements. Along with that, we install the drainage and sump pump systems that will keep your home dry and healthy. We provide complete waterproofing systems, crawl space encapsulation and permanently fix leaking wall cracks. When you need our services, contact us online or give us a call at 770-282-8212. For more than three decades, we have proudly served customers in Roswell, Sandy SpringsJohn's Creek, Lawrenceville, and other cities throughout the Greater Atlanta area.

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Our high standard of quality ensures a healthy basement with a Nationally Backed Warranty.

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What does a Healthy Basement Mean?

The Healthy Basement Certificate is about maintaining a basement that promotes a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants, excessive moisture and water entering the basement can produce dangerous living conditions which may lead to serious health risks.

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A criteria for a Healthy Basement Certificate has been established for each level of protection.

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Harris Waterproofing & Construction, Inc. is a family owned and operated business, Harris Waterproofing & Construction has been providing affordable basement and crawl space waterproofing since 1989.


Contact No: 770-282-8212

Address: Harris Waterproofing & Construction

510 Plantation Park Drive, Bldg. A
Loganville, GA 30052

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