Explore Problem Signs
Here at Basement Authority of West Virginia, we know basements better than most, and we want to help you identify the potential problem signs of a wet basement so you can prevent costly repairs down the road. Our experienced, professional team has inspected and waterproofed thousands of homes in the state, and we want to share some common problem signs indicating basement damage that you can keep an eye out for.
Common Basement Waterproofing Problem Signs
A major benefit of a locally based basement waterproofing expert is the location-specific knowledge that enables our team to provide homeowners with the first-class service they deserve. The following are some of the most common problem signs they encounter.
Wet Floors or Walls
An obvious sign that your basement has a problem is the presence of water on the walls or floor. The exact source can be challenging to pinpoint, but the two most common culprits are poor water management on the home’s exterior or a cracked foundation. If you notice water, we recommend fixing it as soon as possible by contacting us for a free inspection. Failing to do so can lead to significant structural problems or the development of harmful substances such as mold and mildew.
Efflorescence is the process in which salt from moisture inside a porous material migrates to the surface of that material. This is common in bricks, concrete, and blocks used to construct basements. It appears as a white crystalline flaky substance on the surface of the basement wall. You can remove efflorescence with little effort, but this will not eliminate the underlying problem, which is the presence of moisture in the wall. The only way to a long-term solution is to waterproof your basement.
Mold or Mildew Growth
Mold and mildew not only look bad and create a foul stench, but some types pose significant health threats and should not be taken lightly. Although mold may have a similar texture as efflorescence, the color and underlying health threats are different. Mold, particularly black mold, is hazardous and can cause both short and long-term respiratory issues to the people in the home. Removing mold as soon as you notice it is essential, but if you don’t waterproof your basement after, it will continue to return.
Don’t Live with Basement Problems. Contact Basement Authority of West Virginia for Help!
All the problem signs mentioned above indicate things that can lead to financial damage, damage to your family’s health, or a dangerous combination of both. As such, we cannot stress enough how important it is to take action as soon as you become aware of these problem signs in your own basement.
Our nationally recognized team at Basement Authority of West Virginia dedicates themselves to providing the permanent basement waterproofing solutions you and your family deserve. They also live in the areas we service – including Morgantown, Wheeling, Charleston ,and Huntington – so they are familiar with the challenges the state’s tricky soil and wet weather present to homes. Protect your home, protect your investment, and protect your family with our complete West Virginia basement waterproofing services.
Contact us today to schedule your free inspection. We look forward to helping you create a safer and healthier home!