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Unless Waterproofed, Your Basement May Suffer Moisture Damage

by Vance Paz Professional Marketer
Your basement is surrounded by water. The soil around your basement retains moisture. This is usually not a problem until the soil is saturated, such as during spring runoff or heavy rains. So there is so much water on the floor that it cannot be drained properly and you look for other places, for example, leaks in the basement walls.

Unfortunately, the best material for building basements and foundations is concrete, which is great for supporting your home but terrible for waterproofing your basement. All concrete will crack at some point, and if the basement walls aren't cracked yet, they will show up. Even microcracks can allow moisture to penetrate the basement.

Basement waterproofing is a great way to make sure water doesn't get into your basement and cause problems. Without waterproofing your home, you are exposing yourself to all the problems that can arise from a basement leak:

  • Stagnant water can cause an unpleasant odor.
  • Mold and fungi only need a little moisture to germinate and grow. Mold can make allergies worse and cause respiratory problems in the home.
  • Decomposing moisture from basement leaks weakens and damages load-bearing wooden supports and panels.
  • Dirt and bug water from the floor outside your basement brings dirt, debris, and bugs through the cracks in your basement walls.
  • Damage to furniture Your furniture and belongings can be damaged if the basement leaks.

If you are planning a basement extension, you should definitely make the necessary repairs to the basement walls and foundation and then waterproof the basement. Sealing your basement and basement prevents costly water damage to your finished basement. If you don't waterproof your basement before you finish, you may not know you have moisture problems until it's too late.

You need to make sure you have properly sealed your basement to stop any existing and potential leaks in the basement or foundation walls. With a professional basement waterproofing service, you can ensure that you are doing everything you can to keep your home waterproof.

The Spokane, WA foundation repair specialists know how to eliminate moisture problems in your basement.

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Created on Jul 28th 2021 12:26. Viewed 239 times.

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