Your basement is speaking to you, let us help you hear it!
Your foundation is the basic structure your home rests on. A Poor foundation can lead to other structural issues that develop over time.
Is your foundation healthy?
- Musty Odor & Dampness
- Staining/Efflorescence/Chipping & Flaking Paint
These are the most common and noticeable signs of an unhealthy basement and serve as a “Call to Action” for you, the home owner. As water saturates in the ground and water table levels rise through precipitation, thawing and erosion, the moisture makes contact with your porous foundation, which in turn saturates your walls. As your walls saturate with water it weakens the concrete and causes these symptoms by pushing salt and mineral deposits through the wall (efflorescence), and creating the ideal environment for mold growth. What does all this mean for you, the home owner? It means it’s time to get the water moving and allow your walls to dry before any major structural damage occurs, saving you time, money and hassle in the future.
- Water on Your Basement Floor
Water on your basement floor is not the end of your basement. These issues are very common and are very fixable, let us tailor fit a solution for you! Allowing water to seep into your foundation will lead to a more costly repair in the future.
- Cracks & Wall Deflections
Cracks, when dealt with in a timely manor can prevent major structural repairs and excavations. Horizontal cracks can mean exterior pressure is causing deflection in the wall. The sooner a crack is dealt with the less damage it will incur. Solutions can range from simply digging our an isolated crack and sealing it, to installing steel braces to reinforce the wall to pushing a wall and bracing it, depending on your municipal building code.
Damp, musty basements are not and should not be considered the “norm” for the sake of your health and your loved ones. Your basement is a part of your home, use it safely! Dampness and odors can be the first sign of mold and water problems. Call our specialist today and find out whats causing your issues, for FREE!