This cross section diagram depicts typical block wall water infiltration…
As your home ages it’s not uncommon for the exterior tar application to wear off or break down, just like the shingles on your roof do. When this happens ground source water can penetrate through the porous block and migrate down through the hollow cavities. It then seeps out from the bottom block/s onto your floor.
Ground source water can also wick up through the cove joint between the block wall and poured slab when there is an overwhelming volume of water in any one area around the footing or under the slab.
New exterior waterproofing applications and interior water control methods can resolve these issues. See our services pop down menu for more information.