Basement Seepage Repair - 63143

It is crucial to spot basement problems with water seepage in your own home at an early stage. Wet basements are a widespread occurrence, and often overlooked, or go unnoticed in the beginning.

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

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

2. Along the bottom of the walls, you could possibly 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. Discoloration at 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, brown, green or yellowish, and is usually seen in the northwest corner.

5. The surface of the wall structure may be flaking or peeling. This can be another sign of dampness within the concrete, stone, or brick.

A damp basement problem is more than an annoyance and can be permanently destructive. Mold decays everything in its vicinity and might even worsen the health of a resident with breathing problems or allergies. It also makes a great habitat for termites to thrive in. Worst of all, it could weaken the foundation of your house. If the issue is not quickly dealt with, there may be erosion and cracking from below. For these reasons, it is strongly advised to try and recognize basement problems of this nature before they intensify.

Please contact us at 314-428-2324 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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