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These signs show your basement needs waterproofing immediately

Damage from water is one of the primary causes of structural damage in insurance claims.  When waterproofing is not up to par for the home’s basement it occurs in many cases. People often wait until their basement is flooding to give a considerable thought about waterproofing their basement walls, but unfortunately, recovery by that time can be expensive and time-consuming. So be aware of some common signs that show your basement needs immediate waterproofing.

Water Stains

Old or faded watermarks on your basement walls or floors are a clear sign that in the past some issues related to water seeping through the foundation have occurred. So if you know this has not been corrected, it’s time to take action because history repeats itself.

Mold Smell

If you are able to detect any dampness or musty smell in your basement air, it clearly indicates that your basement has some leak and moisture has been present there for a while. Waterproofing your leaky basement walls should prevent the issue from escalating. Water seeping into your basement causes mold infestation in many cases that can cause potentially serious health concerns for you and your family. Contact our Concrete Crack Repair professionals to deal with mold as soon as possible because not all molds are detectable at first glance as it may be within the walls or behind the walls.

Efflorescence

This is another clear sign there is a leakage of water onto the surface of the walls. Efflorescence presents itself when porous materials rise to the surface of the concrete. So if you see these white sparkly substances on your basement walls, it’s time to call our Concrete Crack Repair experts to get your leaky basement waterproofed effectively.

Bowed or Cracked Walls

If your walls or floors have cracks or your walls appear curved, you could develop a problem with water seepage, plain and simple. Your basement walls are somehow exposed to the exterior forces from the surrounding soil, so immediate waterproofing is the best way to mitigate the risks and prevent high basement waterproofing costs.

Rust

Reddish orange rust stains on the walls of the basement are a clear sign that there are high levels of iron in the surrounding soil carried into the basement with the water that seeps into a non-waterproofed or poorly waterproofed basement. Rust-coloured stains build up in pipes and drain ultimately causing them to clog and fail.

If you are experiencing any of the above signs in your basement, call our Concrete Crack Repair professionals immediately for best-in-class basement waterproofing.

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