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Basement Waterproofing Problem Signs

There are many different types of problem signs that you should be able to notice when it comes to water damage in your basement.

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Common Basement Waterproofing Problem Signs

As mentioned above, there are a number of problems that should let you know there are issues in your basement. It is wise not to ignore these signs, as they can gradually become worse, costing you more money down the road.

Water stains on interior floors

Musty Smells

If there is water damage in your home, one of the first things you may start to notice is unpleasant odors wafting through your house. Water causes mold and other micro-organisms to form, which causes mold and other types of rot to flourish and then begins to put musty odors out into the air. Fixing the water damage in your basement will take away the unpleasant odors, making your home a more comfortable place to live. 

Mold and Mildew developed in your crawl space because of moisture

Mold

Known to thrive in dark, damp environments, mold is often drawn to basements that have not been waterproofed. Mold can be an easy warning sign to spot, as it often forms in dark black or green patches. Mold in your basement can quickly spread to other parts of your home, causing those with asthma and allergies to suffer greatly. Even those that don’t suffer from asthma or allergies may experience symptoms if they are particularly sensitive to mold spores. 

wet basement floor

Damp Walls and Floors

Because the majority of your basement is underground, the surrounding soil can become saturated with water. Soon, the pressure of the wet soil will start to push against your basement’s walls and floors, leading to cracking. When these cracks occur, water begins to seep inside where it will form puddles of water, damaging your belongings and parts of your basement. These cracks can start small – making them unnoticeable – however; they can quickly turn into a big problem.


Don’t Suffer from Basement Water Damage Any Longer. Tar Heel Basement Systems Can Help!

Protect your foundation and basement by being aware of the problem signs that can occur when your basement has become damaged by water. We understand the wide variety of soil types in the areas we serve, such as sandy loam in Wilmington and a mixture of sand and clay in Raleigh. We’re also familiar with the warm, humid summer and wet winters. So, if you’re a homeowner in Northern North Carolina or even the Winston-Salem areas, you can trust our skilled technicians and innovative solutions. If you suspect water damage in your home, contact us. We provide free inspections at no obligation to you, so you can be certain there is an issue before any work is done or money is spent. 


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