A wet basement is more than just a headache; it can lead to additional problems in your home, from high energy bills to health problems caused by musty mold odors and spores. These are some signs that you may have unwanted water or moisture in your basement:
Water builds up outside of your foundation creating hydrostatic pressure, causing your basement walls to crack and leak.
Water leaks in your basement through cracks or porous cement are common causes for wet drywall.
LEAKING FLOOR CRACKS?
Settling causes floors to crack letting water into your basement, creating mold, resulting in high electric bills and uncomfortable living spaces.
COVE JOINT SEEPAGE?
Hydrostatic pressure pushes water into your basement through wall cracks, resulting in water leaks, where your walls and floors meet.
Clogged, overflowing gutters or ineffective grading can cause water to drain next to your foundation, instead of away from it.
WINDOWS LETTING IN WATER?
Leaking window wells in your basement can cause various moisture problems.
PRECIPITATION IN BASEMENT?
Condensation can create mold and mildew over time. Learn what's causing it and how to prevent it.