Have you noticed these signs of water damage in your basement?
Many homeowners experience issues with moisture and water in their basements. And while it may be easy to ignore, doing so can lead to serious problems for your home and your family.
How does water get in your basement?
Water in your basement is overwhelming and stressful, especially when you don't know where it's coming from. These are the most common ways water gets into the basement.
Water can enter your home through the cracks in your basement or foundation walls. If there are cracks in your foundation, your floor joists might not be properly connected, or there's poor drainage in the soil.
Deteriorating basement drains
Your home's drainage system can begin to deteriorate over time, which causes the drainage tile system to fail and lead to a flooded basement.
Broken sump pumps
Sump pumps fail for three primary reasons: mechanical failure, pump capacity isn't enough, and loss of power. And a damaged sump pump leads to water seeping into the basement.
Leaky egress windows
Water coming in under the bottom of a window well is a common problem for water damage. It's usually caused by improperly sealed windows and debris clogging the well drain.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Basement condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes in contact with cool basement walls and floors. Since the basement is below grade, the air is usually colder than the outside in the summer months. As a result, the basement draws in outside air like a vacuum, causing condensation when coming into contact with the cold basement air.
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It is called efflorescence, and it's a mineral deposit left behind after water or moisture evaporates. You'll often find this white, chalky substance on concrete basement walls and floors around entry points, such as cracks and wall floor joints. Efflorescence isn't harmful, and although it is easy to clean, it is an indication that your basement has a water issue. Addressing the source of the water problem is essential to keep the stains from coming back - and prevent more severe water damage from occurring.
New construction waterproofing often comes with no or a minimal warranty. There are different ways to waterproof a basement, but the most common is through a spray-on sealant on the walls, which can be damaged when a contractor backfills soil around the house. It can also crack when the house moves or shifts. Contractors usually install exterior drain tile as well. Since the tile is sitting in the dirt, it can often become silted closed or damaged during the backfill process.
Thrasher Foundation Repair provides wet basement solutions with long-term warranties. Considerations include the type of waterproofing system and sump pump system you install. There are many different options to choose from, and each offers different levels of protection.
If you are concerned about basement flooding, there are some precautionary steps you can take. This includes removing any finished materials that you believe may come into contact with water. You should also make sure to remove items from the floor, such as furniture. If you want to keep your basement dry and protected from flooding in the future, investing in basement waterproofing solutions is your best bet.
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