Seeing the Signs of a Potential Flooded Basement

A flooded basement can only cause problems, which is why basement waterproofing is a recommended practice when it comes to caring for a home’s structural integrity and preventing the woes of water damage. Sometimes, it can be difficult to detect the causes of water damage, making early discovery of a leaky basement hard to come by, and thereby prolonging the problem at hand. Below, see Adelio’s tips for recognizing and understanding the signs of water damage, and steps to take in preventing it from occurring.

Seeing the Signs:

Sometimes, the signs are obvious:

  • Your basement has become a virtual swamp following a storm
  • You see damp spots on the walls
  • Peeling paint
  • Rust on appliances and tools
  • Warped wood
  • Distinctive Odor

Other times, the signs of water damage are a little less blatant

  • You might have cracking or bowing walls
  • See a white chalky substance on parts of them.

It’s a good idea to think about carefully inspecting your basement on a regular basis in order to look out for these telltale signs of water damage, particularly after a hard rain.

Problematic Ramifications:
When water saturates the area surrounding a home’s foundation after rainfall, it creates an increased amount of pressure on the support system of the house. A whole lot of pressure can weaken a foundation over time! There is no advantage for waiting to have your basement waterproofed. Water in basements just don’t go away by themselves, and protecting your homes investment is something that should be on ever homeowner’s priority list.

Adelio’s Contracting Co., provides services in waterproofing basements, crawl space waterproofing, and structural repairs. A dry basement protects your home and property investment, making it safe and functional for years to come.

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