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Wet Basement

Basement water damage may lead to a variety of issues, including the growth of mold and the destruction of wooden and concrete structures, which is why basement waterproofing is such an ideal option.

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Basement waterproofing is the ideal option to prevent additional water damage to your home since a basement with water damage can lead to a variety of issues, such as the growth of mold and the degradation of wooden and concrete structures. At Basement Authority of West Virginia, we have the tools and knowledge to handle your damp basement.

What Causes a Wet Basement

Hydrostatic Pressure

Water collects in sandy loam surrounding your home’s foundation and develops pressure, resulting in a squeezing effect on the foundation. As the hydrostatic pressure on your foundation builds, water will seep into every crack and crevice of your basement. There are many places where moisture can infiltrate into porous concrete, including gaps in the walls or floors, the areas around pipes, and even the porous concrete itself. If your basement has a faulty concrete wall or floor, water can seep in and pool on the floor, causing problems that can spread throughout your home.

Faulty Construction

It’s possible that someone made an honest error when building the basement of your house during construction. Structural supports may have recently failed because a construction team used green wood, for example. In addition, it’s possible that the foundation or walls of your basement are weak and buckling, causing it to collapse. As long as you repair or otherwise safeguard your property, you shouldn’t have to worry about hydrostatic pressure levels returning to their pre-storm levels.

Busted Pipes

You should keep in mind that hydrostatic pressure can cause damage both within and outside of your basement. If the humidity in your home rises, the pipes in your basement are at risk of becoming clogged and even breaking. The longer they are exposed to this type of dampness, the more likely it is that they may leak. Moisture may already be a problem if your pipes have been damaged by water. You could end up with a flooded basement if you don’t get your pipes fixed.

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After a hard storm, your basement may flood if you don’t fix your house. Water damage insurance is always a wise investment. If your basement is waterproofed, hydrostatic pressure will have a much harder time harming your structural supports. You’ll save money on your utility bills and your basement’s contents will be safe from water damage. However, when choosing the finest waterproofing measures for your home, you should take into account the type of damage you’ve already suffered. Some properties are better served by using dehumidifiers and vapor barriers with sump pumps, but this isn’t always the case.

Once the leak has been contained, you can proceed with the rest of the repairs. There is no way to get rid of the water in your basement unless you fix the source of the leak, which could be as simple as shutting off the water supply to your home. Removing all of the water will be the next stage in the cleanup process. The most common choice for this duty is a sump pump. In addition, make sure the affected area is fully dry. In the course of the procedure, this is a vital stage. Dehumidification is essential for preventing the growth of more condensation.

Once the leak has been contained, you can proceed with the rest of the repairs. There is no way to get rid of the water in your basement unless you fix the source of the leak, which could be as simple as shutting off the water supply to your home. Removing all of the water will be the next stage in the cleanup process. The most common choice for this duty is a sump pump. In addition, make sure the affected area is fully dry. In the course of the procedure, this is a vital stage. Dehumidification is essential for preventing the growth of more condensation.

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It is our job at Basement Authority of West Virginia to ensure that your basement is completely waterproofed. If you ignore the warning signs of water damage in your basement, the harm will only worsen. This is why it is so important to keep track of your Parkersburg, Charleston, or Beckley home.

Because we’ve dealt with wet basements in the past in West Virginia, you know you can trust us. If you suspect water damage in your basement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Contact us for a foundation, crawl space, or concrete basement examination is provided at no cost and without any obligation on your part.

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