Basement Water Seepage - Vigus 63042
It is very important to spot basement problems with water seepage in your own home at an early stage. Wet basements are a common occurrence, and often forgotten, or go unnoticed early on.
Here are a few ways to identify basement problems with water seepage, before it reaches an advanced stage:
1. Clear out all the things you've got stored in the basement away from the wall surfaces and corners. Turn on your flashlight, concentrating on the corners. You will be able to sport dark-looking areas- this is mildew and mold, which is a sign of moisture.
2. Along the bottom of the walls, you may see what seems like ice crystals. This is efflorescence, meaning that water in the bottom blocks is making the alkaline materials of the wall seep out.
3. Staining towards the top of the wall signifies that the water is rising within the wall, or that something is directing it to that level.
4. Mold is another giveaway. It could be black, brown, green or yellow, and is usually spotted in the northwest corner.
5. The surface of the wall could be flaking or cracking. This can be another indicator of dampness inside the concrete, stone, or brick.
A wet basement problem is a lot more than an aggravation and can be permanently destructive. Mold decays everything in its vicinity and may even worsen the health of a homeowner with breathing problems or allergy symptoms. It also makes a good habitat for termites to flourish in. Worst of all, it could weaken the foundation of your property. If the issue is not promptly dealt with, there could be erosion and cracking from underneath. For these reasons, it is highly recommended to try and discover basement problems of this nature before they aggravate.
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