Basement Water Seepage - 63160

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

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

1. Clear out all the things you've got kept in the basement away from the wall surfaces and corners. Turn on your flashlight, focusing on the corners. You will be able to sport dark-looking areas- this really is mildew and mold, which is a sign of moisture.

2. Along the bottom of the walls, you could possibly 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 wall seep out.

3. Discoloration towards the top of the wall means that the water is rising inside the wall, or that something is directing it to that particular level.

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

5. The surface of the wall could be flaking or cracking. This can be another sign of dampness inside 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 can 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 may weaken the foundation of your house. If the issue is not quickly handled, there could 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.

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

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