Basement Water Seepage - 63023

It is vital to recognize basement problems with water seepage at your home at an early stage. Moist basements are a common occurrence, and often disregarded, or go unnoticed in early stages.

Here are a few ways to discover basement problems with water seepage, before it reaches an advanced stage:

1. Clear out all the things you have stored in the basement away from the wall surfaces and corners. Switch on your flashlight, concentrating on the corners. You'll be able to sport dark-looking areas- this is mildew, which is a sign of moisture.

2. Across the bottom of the walls, you might see what seems like ice crystals. This can be efflorescence, which means that water in the bottom blocks is making the alkaline materials of the walls seep out.

3. Discoloration towards the top of the walls implies that the water is rising within the wall, or that something is directing it to that level.

4. Mold is yet another giveaway. It may be black, dark brown, green or yellow, and is usually noticed in the northwest corner.

5. The surface of the wall may be flaking or cracking. This is another indicator of dampness inside the concrete, stone, or brick.

A wet basement problem is more than an annoyance and can be permanently damaging. Mold decays everything in its proximity and may even worsen the health of a resident with breathing problems or allergy symptoms. It also makes a good habitat for termites to prosper in. Worst of all, it could weaken the foundation of your property. If the problem is not quickly handled, there may be erosion and cracking from below. For these reasons, it is strongly suggested to try and discover basement problems of this nature before they aggravate.

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