Tar Heel Tip of the Week: Can Your Basement or Crawl Space Weather the Storm?

Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Jaimie Hooker


Destructive storms can hit our service area without much time to prepare. Hurricane Matthew has left over half the state of North Carolina dealing with flooding problems and power outages. Can your basement or crawl space stay dry during unexpected inclement weather? Can your basement or crawl space stay dry even during a power outage? If you’re unsure, or fall victim to a flooding basement or crawl space find out below the damages that can happen if the problem is left untreated. Why does your basement or crawl space leak

Why does your basement or crawl space leak? Your basement or crawl space is a hole in the ground lined with an imperfect concrete structure–porous material with cracks, holes, and joints in it. That is why your basement or crawl space walls leak.

Ignoring the problem will only cost you more money and headache in the long run. Water Damage to your basement can be repaired, personal belongings can not. Negative effects of longer-term water intrusion:

-Hydrostatic pressure: Cracks forming along basement or crawl space walls

-Foundation settlement

-Mold growth & indoor allergies

-Floor system/wood replacement

Most power outages do happen during inclement weather. Knowing that your basement or crawl space can stay dry even loss of power is an option that Tar Heel Basement Systems provides to make sure our customers have peace of mind.

Are you having concerns about your basement or crawl space? Our trained specialist will provide you with a free written estimate on correcting those concerns (correctly) the first time. Call our office, before the next rain storm strikes.

 

 

About the author
Jaimie Hooker is the Assistant Marketing Director at Tar Heel Basement Systems; authoring case studies, technical papers, creating and captioning photo albums and managing website content. She also oversees the organization of video testimonials, shows and events, Jaimie lives in the small town of Madison, NC with her husband, Paul, and 3 year old son, Franklin.