Basement Seepage Repair - Saint Louis 63143

It is vital to recognize basement problems with water seepage at your house at an early stage. Wet basements really are a widespread occurrence, and often neglected, or go unnoticed early on.

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

1. Clean out everything you have kept 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 water.

2. Across the bottom of the wall, you may 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 near the top of the wall implies that the water is rising within the wall, or that something is directing it to that particular level.

4. Mold is another giveaway. It might be black, dark brown, green or yellow, and it is usually noticed 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 a lot more than an aggravation 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 great habitat for termites to thrive in. Worst of all, it could weaken the foundation of your house. If the problem is not quickly taken care of, there might be erosion and cracking from beneath. For these reasons, it is strongly advised to try and identify basement problems of this nature before they intensify.

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

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