Basement Water Seepage - Saint Louis, MO 63182

It is important to recognize basement problems with water seepage in your house at an early stage. Moist basements really 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. Clean out all the things you have kept 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 and mold, which is a sign of water.

2. Across the bottom of the wall, you could 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 walls means that the water is rising within the wall, or that something is directing it to that level.

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

5. The surface of the wall may be flaking or peeling. This is another indicator of water in 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 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 can weaken the foundation of your property. If the issue is not quickly handled, there could be erosion and cracking from below. 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 details or to schedule an appointment.

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