Basement Water Seepage - Saint Louis 63132

It is vital to spot basement issues with water seepage in your house at an early stage. Moist basements are a common occurrence, and often neglected, or go unnoticed early on.

Here are some ways to recognize basement problems with water seepage, before it reaches an advanced stage:

1. Clean out everything you have stored in the basement away from the walls and corners. Switch on your flashlight, concentrating on the corners. You will be able to sport dark-looking areas- this really is mildew, which is a sign of water.

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

3. Staining near the top of the walls means that the water is rising within the wall, or that something is directing it to that level.

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

5. The surface of the wall structure might be flaking or peeling. This is another indicator of water within the concrete, stone, or brick.

A damp basement problem is more than an aggravation and can be permanently destructive. Mildew decays everything in its proximity and may even worsen the health of a homeowner with breathing problems or allergy symptoms. It also makes a great habitat for termites to flourish in. Worst of all, it may weaken the foundation of your property. If the problem is not promptly taken care of, there might be erosion and cracking from below. For these reasons, it is strongly suggested to try and recognize basement problems of this nature before they worsen.

Please contact us at 314-428-2324 for more details or to make an appointment.

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