A wet basement is an issue confronted by numerous homeowners and it could be the result of a few different factors. American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC offers wet basement consultations to help determine why there is water in your basement. Cracks in the concrete walls of a basement brought on by tree roots, structural shifting, devices too near to the home, or a number of other factors can all enable water to come in. The backfill poured around your basement wall surfaces might soak up and retain water and this can leak through any openings and cracks. The basement's underground site also causes it to be susceptible to water from water runoff, extreme rain and damaged or leaking pipes. We offer wet basement consultations and repairs in the Knoxville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Johnson City, and Cookeville areas for free.
Regardless of the causes of a wet basement, a wet basement is a dangerous area. If you have a finished basement which you never go down in, you may be thinking that allowing a basement leak to continue isn't a huge problem. The truth is, however, there are lots of risks related to allowing your basement to stay wet and with allowing your basement to continue to leak whenever certain weather or water conditions come about.
The Dangers Of Wet Basements
If you have a wet basement in your home in Tennessee or North Carolina, you need to have us take care of basement waterproofing services as soon as possible. The dangers of a basement being wet or flooded is extremely warranted to be fixed immediately.
The following are a few of the numerous dangers associated with a wet basement:
- Damage to the structural foundation of the home. A wet basement could potentially cause the walls of your basement to start to lose their integrity. The more time you leave cracks and leaks in place and the more water exposure to your basement, the worse this issue will become. Eventually, you might undermine the whole foundation of your house and you'll have a very major problem on your hands. It is much better to take care of this wet basement problem before the issue gets worse.
- Encouraging a bug infestation. Bugs will be drawn to wet, dark basement areas (and could also be more prone to get in to a basement where there are several cracks and gaps). These pesky insects cannot only spread to other parts of your home, which is annoying, but can also sometimes do additional damage to the foundation or wall surfaces of your living space.
- Producing indoor air quality issues. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) points out indoor air quality as one of the top 5 environmental risks- and this is just a typical home. Whenever you have a basement, you produce a space where mold, mildew and bacteria are really likely to grow and thrive. The mold spores, the mildew and the bacteria will spread all through your entire home and you and your family members and loved ones will be forced to breathe in this filthy air. As houses have become tighter to become more energy efficient, this has become an even larger issue since the contaminated air has nowhere to get away to and keeps re-circulating through your house over-and-over.
A leaking basement may also make it tough, if not impossible, for the home to sell since the property will not pass inspection with noticeable water damage or water leaks, and we offer basement repair services to help take care of the problems in this are under your home. Please call American Foundation & Basement Repair at 877-784-5636 today for more information about our wet basement waterproofing services. We look forward to helping you soon!