You basement is the lowest point in your home. Consequently, it's the most likely part of your home to become flooded.
That's what makes basement waterproofing so important. If your basement floods, then your house's structure is jeopardized and you'll be faced with expensive repairs.
Be on the lookout for any of these signs of basement waterproofing problems to preserve your home and peace of mind.
Signs a Basement Needs Waterproofing
Odors Can Signal Basement Waterproofing Problems
You won't have to spend much time in your basement to notice a damp, musty smell that's reminiscent of a high school locker room. Even if you can't see water seeping into your home, your nose will warn you that there is a problem. That odor is a sure sign that it's time to update your basement waterproofing.
Spot the Mold
Did you know that just a 20% increase in moisture can lead to a serious mold problem? Be it green, black or some other color, mold is a major health concern, and it certainly indicates that your basement waterproofing isn't up to snuff. Keep in mind that you'll have to deal with the leakage problem and find a way to deal with the mold as well.
Take a look at your basement walls. Do you see a material on them that is white and looks chalky? This is probably efflorescence. While it won't harm you, it is a definitive sign that water is leaking into the basement and leaching minerals. You'll want to take steps to address basement waterproofing as soon as you can.
Bows & Cracks
Cracks in basement walls aren't so serious as they can be easily repaired. Bowed walls are a different story. They need to be corrected immediately as they can put the entire structure of your foundation at risk.
Effective Basement Waterproofing with AquaGuard
AquaGuard Foundation Solutions provides quality basement waterproofing services so you have peace of mind. If you notice any of these signs of basement flooding or water issues in your home, contact us at (770) 415-2030 or online for a free service estimate!