For folks in East Alabama, we’re very used to the water. Many of us grew up spending time with our families, going to the river, or the lake, or the beach. Water is as much a part of our lives as it is for folks in any other part of the country. And for our livelihood, it’s essential. But for the health and stability of your home’s foundation, it could be the very thing that brings it all crashing down. Standing water and excess moisture is especially dangerous in basements, where it can cause a whole host of problems if left unattended. One of the most prevalent of problems that arise from excess moisture in basements is mold, and mold can be the beginning of a total foundational erosion from your basement. But how does the water get in the basement, and stay in the basement long enough to form mold?
When it rains, water runs off your roof, drips down the side of your house, exits through downspouts, or lands directly in your yard. Most homes have at least some sort of drainage system in place, but it’s often not enough to keep water from leaking towards the lowest part of your home. If you have a basement, water and excess moisture will literally gravitate there every time it rains. Plumbing leaks are also a major cause of water leaks, and these will almost always find their way to your basement, regardless of whatever kind of drainage system you have in place for rainfall. It’s almost impossible to prevent moisture from accumulating in your basement. And once it’s there, it’s only a matter of time before you have mold spores forming on walls, on wood, on almost any sedentary surfaces.
Mold can grow on almost any surface when moisture is present for a length of time. When mold begins to reproduce, it can bring an array of health hazards to your family, as well as the foundation of your home. If our moldy basements are left unattended to, they will wreak havoc on our homes and our families. If you’ve got a problem with mold in your basement, don’t put it off another day. FoundationRX is your top resource in East Alabama and throughout the Southeastern United States for Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space Encapsulation, Foundation Repair, Floor Leveling, and so much more. Our professionals have the experience and expertise from years of restoring moldy basements, musty crawl spaces, and rotting foundations to full health. Turn your moldy basement into a clean, functional space! Call FoundationRX for the best basement waterproofing and foundation repair services you can get!