Is your Basement Wet?
Having water in your basement is never a good thing. From structural deterioration to mold growth, wet basements create a number of problems for your home. When you have wet basement problems, it’s critical to get your basement dry and keep it that way. In addition to standard basement waterproofing strategies, you may want to consider a whole-house dehumidifier. Increasing ventilation and improving the overall air quality of your home, these systems can help ensure your basement stays dry!
Musty odors? Visible mold and mildew? Buckling or bowing walls? You likely have a basement moisture problem. Even when you don’t see water, any of these problems is a sign of a leaky foundation. Damaging moisture is seeping into your home, so you need to attack it at its source! There are a variety of basement waterproofing methods and resources, so be sure that your contractor has tailored your water remediation to suit your home. The most important aspect of any basement drying solution is to identify the moisture’s entry point and eliminate it. A number of options are available for sealing your basement and removing water, including:
- Interior drain tiles
- Sump pump installation
- Battery or back up sump pumps
- Vinyl wall sheeting
- Crawl space encapsulation
- Foundation crack repair
- Steel Push Piers
- Helical Tiebacks
- Wall Plate Anchors
- Foundation Repair
Many times the water that is entering your home can also cause structural foundation problems. The moisture causes soils to consolidate under your foundation which in turn causes settlement. This settlement can be resolved with steel push piers or helical piers mounted under the footing transferring the weight of the structure from these consolidating soils to these newly installed piles.
So if you have signs of water in your basement contact a professional to help solve your homes problems. From waterproofing to foundation repairs solving water problems will make your home healthier and more structurally sound. Because…it’s your home!