For one reason or another, water can seep into your home through the structure of it. In such a situation it is urgent to find the cause of this water infiltration. Indeed, if it continues, the materials used to build the building will be damaged and the whole will gradually fall into ruin. By the way, a water infiltration that lasts can affect the health of the residents of the dwelling. So how do you detect the cause? Groupe Fissure Expert explains everything.
Water infiltration: what are the causes?
There are many of them. This is why they must be studied carefully in order to use the service of a professional.
Roof insulation failure
The waterproofing at the roof level is provided in part by the intersection flashings. When these are poorly covered or shorter than they should be, rainwater can seep through the roof. There is little you can do about roof infiltration . The ideal is to call professionals like Groupe Fissure Expert.
Infiltration into the basement or base of your home can be the result of a foundation crack. Indeed, it often happens that concrete is damaged or affected by pyrite. This crack may be apparent, but wide enough to let water through. This is especially true if it is present on both sides of the wall. If you delay in reacting, saltpeter will appear on the wall and complicate things.
A poorly done seal at the basement windows can induce water infiltration in this part of the house. Generally, the finishes in the basements are made by means of cement plaster. Unfortunately, this material adheres poorly to the vinyl that is often painted in window frames.
After some time, there is a cracking between the frame and the cement plaster. The water then eventually passes through both the exterior and exterior walls. A rotting process of these walls begins until the intervention of a technician from Groupe Fissure Expert. The latter will take care of closing the cracks using the appropriate material. In other words, our team will carry out residential caulking in your home to prevent water infiltration.
An end-of-life or clogged drain can frequently cause water infiltration. The fact is that this device for one of these reasons is no longer able to drain water effectively. It stagnates and begins to infiltrate the basement or infiltrate at the same time as it circulates.
Water infiltration: how to detect its origin?
The detection of the origin of water infiltration is done in several steps or in several ways.
Close all water stations
The goal is to determine if the fault is in your plumbing system. So, for 1 to 2 hours do not open any water supply. After this period, check if the needle of the water meter has moved.
In case your plumbing pipe is defective. The intervention of a professional will make it possible to precisely detect the area where the fault is located. In case the needle has not moved, the infiltration water comes from elsewhere.
Water infiltration may occur near the door or window. In these cases, the lightweights must be checked. Also check that the caulking of the opening in question is not compromised. If you spot a crack either near the door or near the window, react immediately. You have probably found the origin of the infiltration.
Make a thermography
Any water infiltration changes the temperature where it originates in the house. In other words, to detect this origin, it is possible to go through thermography. This measurement will make it possible by means of an infrared camera to identify areas of temperature differences in the dwelling.
Of course, thermography is the business of a professional. You must therefore appeal to the latter. Indeed, he has the expertise he needs to carry out a professional and objective interpretation of the temperature differences he has noted.
Water infiltration: who to rely on?
As soon as you know (even with doubts) the cause and origin of the infiltration in your home, you must call an expert. The urgency is even greater when the problem is detected at the foundation of your home.
With several years of experience built in the repair of concrete cracks and walls, Groupe Fissure Expert is your best interlocutor. We are able to permanently solve your water infiltration problem.