Mold and mildew are a common problem that occurs in our area in basements and crawlspaces that have excess moisture. This can come from cracked basement walls where the cracks seep. If you have a finished basement this can be happening without your knowledge. You may not notice until you start smelling foul or musty odors.
If you have drainage problems in your yard this can lead to an excess build-up of water around your foundation walls. When water builds up around your foundation it puts pressure on foundation walls. This is called hydrostatic pressure. This can lead to cracks in foundation walls as well as walls that bow or lean. Basement wall seepage occurs and when left untreated mold and mildew will occur.
The CDC states that exposure to damp and moldy areas can cause many health problems. Symptoms can include stuffy nose, wheezing, itchy or red eyes and skin, and breathing issues. People with allergies or asthma are more susceptible to problems and can have more extreme reactions. People with immune suppression or underlying lung disease are more susceptible to fungal infections from exposure to mold and mildew. This is why having a dry basement or crawlspace can be so important to your family’s health. For additional information to help you determine the overall health and safety of your basement watch our YouTube video below:
We offer waterproofing solutions as well as foundation repairs to fix foundation cracks and seepage and prevent further water problems from occurring. From sump pumps to dehumidifiers as well as vapor barriers and drainage solutions, we can find the right fit for your basement waterproofing needs.
To learn more about how waterproofing can make your home a healthier place, just reach out to our team. We offer free quotes for our waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.