What can cause a leaking basement?

Water is able to seep into your basement through cracks in the walls or floor, but there are plenty of other places it can seep through. Look for weak spots around your basement, such as mortar joints (spaces between bricks or concrete blocks), tie rods that reinforce masonry, the juncture where the walls meet the floor, the top of your home’s foundation, or window wells. If there are congested and/or blocked weeping tiles or no weeping tile system installed around the perimeter of your home’s footing, the water simply has no where else to go but inside any of these entry points.