Living In A High Water Table

What is a water table?

Water Table Diagram

A water table is defined as the highest level that soil is saturated. The water table can fluctuate based on the weather or season. Areas that tend to have a higher water table are near water sources such as a river or lake. A false water table can also be created by poor drainage or being near the base of a large water runoff source like a mountain or hill. You may ask how you can you tell if you live in a high water table or just have poor drainage? A telltale sign of a high water table is if your neighbors experience similar flooding issues or if your home is near a water source such as a lake, river, or marsh.


What if I live in an area with a high water table?

The good news is that you can save a lot of time and money by taking preventative waterproofing measures with your foundation. Inspect your basement for signs of water before you decide to finish the space. Without the use of waterproofing solutions designed to handle a high water table there is no other way to prevent water from entering your basement. If you find that you are experiencing leaking in your foundation, call today for a free inspection to protect your home from water damage.


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