Water seepage through your basement walls?
Water, as it builds up and
exerts pressure on your basement walls, can not only cause seepage, but
can actually ruin the foundation.
Water coming up through the floor or coming through the join between the floor and the wall?
Both issues can be the result of hydrostatic pressure.
Water damaging your appliances?
Why ruin your washer, dryer, furnace
or hot water heater or risk more significant structural or financial
loss from potential electrical hazards?
Wood that stays damp for periods of time can beome
suceptible to wood rot. plus, a wet basement attracts unwanted insects,
mold, mildew and fungus.
A Wet Basement is a Serious Matter
Although at first it might just
seem like a nuisance, the real-world impact of unwanted moisture can
render your basement partially to totally useless, cost you money, and
damage and devalue your home.
If you detect signs of leakage on the walls or floor, you're only seeing
a very small part of a much bigger problem. When your walls or floor
are wet on the inside, they are also wet all the way through to the
outside of the foundation. Hidden from view, heavy wet soil may be
pressing against the basement due to hydrostatic pressure and capillary
action. left untreated, the leakage can dissolve and erode water-soluble
ingredients out of your concrete. At this point, with chemicals and
minerals leaching out of it, the concrete becomes even more porous and
your problem can become progressively worse.