Chances are your basement walls in your home are made from concrete materials. When it was being built, tie rods were used in the concrete to help with keeping it strong and durable. Over time, they start to age, rust, and crack. When this happens it will create holes in your concrete walls, making it more likely for water to seep into this area under your home. This is a common basement waterproofing problem, and we have found that a lot of homeowners ignore it because they do not believe that there is a remedy to an easy solution to the problem, or they think that it’s nothing to worry about.
This is not to be ignored, and the longer you wait to get this taken care of, over time the damage will continue to get worse. Water will continue to seep into your home because of your tie rod dampness issues and it will eventually damage the walls, floors, or to anything you keep in the basement area. Also, the moisture can leave stains on the floor, walls and can even contribute to the growth of nasty mold, mildew which could effect your families health. Plus, if you notice these holes on your walls and ignore them could jeopardize the structural integrity of your entire home.