Moisture in Your Basement? Here’s Why. . .

robbins drainageMoisture is one of the most detrimental components to a home’s structural integrity. No matter how well you take care of your home, chances are good you’ll find yourself struggling with moisture problems in the basement. Why does this happen?

If you have moisture in your basement, it could be due to a number of problems. Most specifically, it could be due to water seeping into your home, flooding your basement, or otherwise penetrating your foundation. This can happen for many reasons:

  • When your home is built, even as builders back-fill in and compact soil around your home, it is impossible to create compaction that is equal to that of the soil around the home that wasn’t dug into. The result is the ability for water to get into your home’s lower levels easier.
  • You may be at a higher risk if you live in an area with a higher water table.
  • Your home has poor drainage – no way for all of this extra water to flow away from your home, thus allowing it to seep into it.

Water will take every opportunity to penetrate into your home. While that’s the bad news, there is some good news. Robbins and Company can help you to resolve this underlying problem by installing French drains or other types of water prevention solutions. This stops water before it can enter your home and therefore blocks off the additional moisture.

If you have moisture in your home especially in your basement, it could be due to many factors including soil compaction concerns, foundation cracks, and poor drainage. Keep in mind that there are solutions available in nearly all situations. All you need to do is to find the one that is right for your situation. That’s where Robbins and Company can help you. Let our team find the problem and provide the long-term, effective solution for moisture.


Robbins and Co. are Foundation Repair and Drainage Solution professionals in business since 1952. CONTACT US today at 206.244.1023 for a no-cost consultation or just to ask us a question. We look forward to talking with you.

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