• Diagnosing and Fixing Common Basement and Foundation Water Issues

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    If you own a home, there’s a good chance that home has a basement. Basements, however, are subject to all sorts of problems. Depending on the age of the house, there could be entire problems with the foundation of your home. Fortunately, by paying close attention to the condition of your basement, you can prevent major problems from occurring. And if there is a problem in your basement, there’s also a solution, from sump pump repair to exterior basement waterproofing.

    Think you might have a problem with your basement? Check out these common problems and their solutions:

    1. Leaks: Basement leaks can result from a variety of different issues. Because water damage can cause so many problems in a house, such as destroying walls and floorboards and ruining carpets, it’s important to get a leak taken care of as soon as possible. Leaks in basements can be caused by cracked or inadequate foundations. The best solutions to fix these leaks are interior and exterior basement waterproofing and foundation crack repair. In the meantime, be sure to move any items in your basement that are at risk for water damage to another location.

    2. Flooding: If it’s not related to the weather, it could be a problem with the drainage in your home. Check the plumbing to ensure that everything is working adequately. If it is, you may require sump pump repair. Test your sump pump regularly to ensure that it’s still working. Installing a French drain can also take care of the problem if you have excess water around your foundation. Just like with leaks, exterior basement waterproofing can also keep water out.

    3. Mold: You might smell mold before you see it. Mold can be causes by excessive dampness, so waterproofing is the best solution. Also, you may have to hire a cleaner and get leaky pipes replaced. Mold and mildew can present after a flood, as well, so be sure to keep an eye on your basement if it ever floods.

    Have questions on these common basement issues? Be sure to contact a waterproofing and repair company, and leave a comment below. Ger more information on this topic here.