Moisture in the Basement
If you have ever had a flooded basement, then you know how frustrating it is to have water where it shouldn’t be. Many times, a flooded basement can cost thousands of dollars to clean, dry, and restore. Keeping the basement dry in your home or business is essential to protecting your belongings. AdvantaClean of Madison County, can install the AdvantaDrain basement waterproofing system in your basement with a lifetime guarantee! The AdvantaDrain system will allow you to finish your basement and store items without it ever getting wet!
The Importance of Basement Moisture Control
Basement waterproofing is very important for preventing mold, but sometimes it is just a matter of moisture (humidity) in the basement causing issues. AdvantaClean of Madison County understands the flow of moisture in your home or business. The cause of moisture can be somewhat of a complex and scientific problem, and AdvantaClean of Madison County has the tools to diagnose the problem, correct it, and prevent it from returning. We can pinpoint the source of the problem and eliminate it once and for all!
Signs of moisture in a basement:
- Efflorescence looks like clumps of salt on your walls. Efflorescence is caused by moisture traveling through concrete. When that moisture travels through a foundation wall, it pushes mineral deposits from the concrete to the surface of the wall. Efflorescence is a clear sign that you have unwanted moisture in your basement.
- Cracks in the foundation or floor: A cracked foundation is never a good thing. Cracks can be a direct source for water penetration into the basement causing a water issue.
- Mold growth: Obviously, mold growth is a symptom of moisture in any environment. Moisture is absorbed into building materials in basements giving mold the water it needs to grow. Correcting the moisture issue is the only way to ensure there is no mold growth.
- Discolored carpet, drywall, trim, and vinyl tile: When a basement has a leak, you may not notice standing water all the time. Sometimes, water seeps in slowly and absorbs into items like carpet, wood, and drywall.