Hydrostatic pressure is pressure from water built up in the soil (due to improper drainage, gutter problems, etc.) that pushes against the side of the home’s foundation walls. This uneven and unequal pressure leads to some parts of the wall bowing inwards or cracking and others staying the same. Inside your home, you might see cracks in your basement or crawl space walls, bowing or leaning walls or cracks in the foundation slab. These are all serious problems that you should address immediately. These could cause your home to collapse!
Crawl Space or Basement Flooding
This type of flooding could be caused by several different factors. One reason for basement flooding is gutters placed too close to the side of the home that drain directly into the foundation. Another reason could be improper drainage in the yard which leads to cracks in the foundation walls and let in water. Yet another reason could be a plumbing problem within your home that needs resolved. If you’re not sure why your crawl space or basement is flooding, it might be time to call the professionals at Basement Authority of West Virginia for basement waterproofing solutions.
Crawl Space Mold or Mildew
Mold and mildew in your crawl space or basement is caused by moisture building up inside and having no way to dry out. This will eventually lead to other problems with air quality and pests in the home. Mold and mildew are usually caused by improper ventilation, unfinished (dirt) crawl spaces or other unaddressed flooding problems in the basement or crawl space. This can be resolved with mold remediation and crawl space encapsulation.
If you are having problems with water in your home, it might be time to call Basement Authority of West Virginia for a free estimate. We are happy to work with you to solve any foundation, basement or crawl space drainage problems you may be experiencing. Contact us today to get started!