A dry basement will protect your investment!
Basement Waterproofing Benefits:
• Basement waterproofing can reduce or eliminate moisture that causes mold and mildew which can have adverse effects on health.
• Basement waterproofing can add value to your home.
• Basement waterproofing can increase square footage, protect your investment, as well as enable you to use the space for storage or finish into the nice comfortable living space you've always wanted!
Did You Know?
A damp or leaky basement can affect the following:
• Moisture causes mold and mildew which can have adverse effects on your health.
• The value of your home can be reduced due to water or moisture problems in your basement.
• Most mortgage leaders inspect your home for any water damage and will not approve a mortgage for a home with foundation or basement water problems.
• Basement moisture or water problems can reduce the value of your home. Most Realtors will advise their customers to fix there basement before offering their home for sale.
• Compare the price per square foot of adding an addition to your home or finishing your basement into the nice comfortable living space you've always wanted.
Causes of Basement Problems
Hydrostatic Pressure: Hydrostatic pressure exerted against the foundation of your home can cause cracks, bowing, and even collapse in sever cases in basement walls. Hydrostatic pressure exerted against the foundation of your home can cause floors to crack. Initially, water may only rest in the block or in the pores of the concrete but over time the seeping water causes leeks and dampness.
Settlement: Settlement around your walls can cause your foundation to move and shift. This shifting can cause cracks that allow water to flow into your basement.
Capillary Attraction (wicking): An example of wicking (water contact) a block may not leak, but feel damp. Whenever a porous surface like concrete blocks or basement floor comes in contact water, it soaks water up like a sponge. Continuous hydrostatic pressure exerted against the foundation of your home causes walls and floors to store water like a reservoir.
Poor Grading: The land around your home may have low spots or pitch so the water flows toward your home.
High Water Table: Rain, melting snow, under ground springs, will contribute to the water table rising around your home. This can build up pressure against wall and beneath the floor creating a damp or wet basement.