Basement Seepage Repair - 63025

It is very important to identify basement problems with water seepage in your house at an early stage. Wet basements really are a common occurrence, and often ignored, or go unnoticed early on.

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

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

2. Across 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 near the top of the walls implies that the water is rising inside the wall, or that something is directing it to that 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 may be flaking or peeling. This can be another sign of dampness in the concrete, stone, or brick.

A wet basement problem is a lot more than an annoyance and can be permanently damaging. Mildew decays everything in its vicinity 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 promptly handled, there may be erosion and cracking from below. For these reasons, it is highly recommended to try and discover basement problems of this nature before they worsen.

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