Basement waterproofing is the process of preventing water from entering a basement or redirecting it from the interior, typically through the use of exterior or interior drainage systems and sump pumps.
A wet basement is more than just a headache; it can lead to additional problems in your home, from high energy bills to health problems caused by musty mold odors and spores.
Clogged footing drains, hydrostatic pressure, soil settlement, and a cracking foundation are all common causes of water damage in a basement. Changing the landscape or removing a large tree can alter the way water moves on your property. Changes uphill or on adjacent property can also affect water moving through the soil. R&R’s local experts diagnose a range of water issues and provide informed, personalized solutions for your basement.
Typically, basements are the lowest point in a home, which makes them particularly prone to flooding and dampness. Waterproofing your basement will help protect it from water damage that leads to mold growth and potential structural issues. The team at R&R can help restore your basement or crawlspace to a safer and drier space.
Understanding whether your foundation is water damaged or not is pretty straightforward. You need to watch out for the following signs.
A home’s foundation should stay dry; if not, it can easily turn into a breeding ground for mold and mildew. If you have noticed your foundation walls are constantly damp or wet, water is most likely seeping through. This can also lead to more problems such as dry wood rot and structural damage to supports around your home.
While not all foundation cracks are a sign of moisture problems, they can be an indicator that water from the exterior of the foundation has exerted stress on your foundation walls, causing them to crack.
Since concrete is porous and can easily discolor when groundwater seeps through, staining can be a result of the minerals that form when the water dries out. This staining can be found on your foundation walls, carpets, or wallcoverings and is most likely an indication that water has made its way through the foundation walls. In some cases the discoloration can also be mold that will leave black stains on the surface.
Once mildew or mold has formed on your concrete foundation walls, it will most likely release a damp or distinct smell that can migrate to other areas of your home.
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