FoundationRX is your
top local resource for Basement Waterproofing. If you’ve ever wondered what causes water damage in
basements, we’ve got you covered!
The Causes and Effects of Water Damage in Your Basement – FoundationRX Basement Waterproofing
There are many warning signs of excess moisture in your basement or crawl space. Sometimes they’re easy
to spot. Sometimes they’re not. One of the early tip-offs that you might have water in your basement is
a general musty smell that comes up from down below. You might also experience peeling paint if you have
wall paint in your basement area, or bowing boards if you have paneling. You might also see mold spots
or discoloration on the drywall. You might even experience an uptick in your allergies, or even worse,
you could encounter intense respiratory problems.
That’s right, a wet basement can make you sick. It can also make your home sick. That’s why the pros
from FoundationRX work hard to discover and eliminate the excess moisture in your basement, as well as
the source of the problem. If you think you have a water damage problem in your basement, don’t put off
calling a professional. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem may become. We help you discover
what has been causing the water damage problem in your basement, and work towards getting your basement
completely waterproofed, and your foundation restored completely.
What Causes Water Damage in Basements? These Are the Most Common Causes that We Encounter.
When you build your home, the last thing you expect is to have cracks in your basement floor.
Unfortunately, they do happen. And when you have floor cracks in your basement, you’re letting
in all kinds of things, like water, moisture, and even radon gas from below.
It’s one of every homeowner’s worst nightmares. Regardless of how it happens, or when it
happens, a plumbing catastrophe can flood your basement, and set you on a terrible path,
especially when left unattended. Get your basement waterproofed today.
Cracks in your basement walls could be causing a steady stream of water into your lower
levels. Repairing your basement walls is important, but there are likely deeper things at play
than just a few cracks. Call
FoundationRX to make sure your foundation stays solid.
For homeowners with a hatchway stair entrance, or what we in the south call a “Storm Shelter
Entryway,” it’s important to pay attention to the moisture level inside the stairwell after
the storm has long gone. Flooded Stairs can cause major water damage.
Whether your water heater has a leak, or has full on exploded in your basement, the clock is
ticking on water damage to your home. FoundationRX can help you waterproof your basement, and
repair your foundation to recover from a water heater flood.
You’d be surprised how often a sump pump fails. And it’s not just that the pump has stopped
working that makes it so potentially harmful, it’s that you’ve been operating under the
premise that it’s been steadily removing water from your basement. Sump pump failures can
cause major water damage in your basement. Call FoundationRX for 5-star waterproofing!