Basement Water Seepage - Saint Louis, MO 63179

It is crucial to identify basement problems with water seepage at your home at an early stage. Damp basements really are a common occurrence, and often disregarded, or go unnoticed early on.

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

1. Clean out everything you have kept in the basement away from the wall surfaces and corners. Switch 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. Across the bottom of the walls, you may see what seems like ice crystals. This can be efflorescence, meaning that water in the bottom blocks is making the alkaline materials of the wall seep out.

3. Staining near the top of the walls implies that the water is rising within 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 seen in the northwest corner.

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

A damp basement problem is more than an annoyance and can be permanently destructive. Mildew decays everything in its vicinity and can even worsen the health of a homeowner with breathing problems or allergy symptoms. It also makes a good habitat for harmful termites to thrive in. Worst of all, it can weaken the foundation of your house. If the issue is not promptly handled, there may be erosion and cracking from underneath. For these reasons, it is strongly advised to try and identify basement problems of this nature before they intensify.

Please call us at 314-428-2324 for more information or to make an appointment.

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