Michigan residents are no strangers to wet weather. While they can acclimate to the adverse weather conditions, their homes need more care to handle excess moisture. Summer storms and heavy snowfall in the winter introduce a lot of water to your home. One of the places that gets hit hardest is your basement. If you have a wet basement, it’s time to take advantage of waterproofing services.

StayDry Waterproofing has a lot of experience with waterproofing Michigan homes. One of the most common source of leaks is tie rod holes. There are many ways to address this issue such as polyurethane injections and french drains. Learn more about tie rod hole leaks and how our services can help stop the water damage.

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Moisture in Basement Caused By Tie Rod Holes

In the past, when cement structures were made, they were held together by wood and steel rods. These steel rods were placed in rows about 18 inches apart. The steel rods were placed one foot above the ground and five feet above the ground. Once the cement dried, the wood and steel rods were removed, however, the steel rods left small holes known as tie rod holes.

These holes become the cause of leaks on rainy or snowy days. Water enters your basement through the tie rod holes and cause some unsightly stains along your wall. They are easy to recognize as they appear as a quarter shaped mark with streaks of water falling to the floor. These leaks can be troublesome and cause an eyesore in your basement.

French Drain For Leaky Basements

French drains are a great option for tie rod hole leaks and leaky basements in general. The idea of the french drain is that water always moves downhill so a small trench is made to direct the water to another area where it won’t do any damage. With an interior french drain, water will be intercepted as soon as it enters your basement.

This solution will capture the water in the French Drain, while a sump pump sends the water out to the yard or storm drain. The only trouble with installations of french drains is if you have a finished basement. The walls need to be removed to install the drain, however, a finished basement will still have to have walls removed if water is getting into the basement.

Our Services Provide a Holistic Audit

When you call StayDry for basement waterproofing, we can provide a holistic audit of your entire basement. With our audit, we’ll be able to determine all the work that needs to be done to keep your basement safe and dry. We serve residents all over Michigan and provide quality services to help with any basement project you may have such as:

  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Foundation Repair
  • Crawl Space Repair
  • Mold Control
  • French Drains
  • Sump Pumps
  • Tie Rod Hole Leak Repair

Contact StayDry Waterproofing Today!

If you have noticed tie rod hole leaks in your basement, be sure to contact a StayDry Hero today! We will be able to provide you with the best solutions to keep your basement dry and protect from water damage. For a free estimate, contact us here or give us a call at 800.782.9379!