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6 Telling Signs That Your  Basement is Failing

6 Telling Signs That Your Basement is Failing

The basement has several natural enemies – from humidity and mold to cracks and leaks. Being located underground doesn’t make it any easier. It goes without saying that most basements will come with their fair share of problems – ranging from mildly annoying to being problematic.

Some problems are more severe in nature than others and warrant immediate attention. Here are 6 signs that your basement is in need of repair.

Your Basement Floods Frequently

Floods are a common problem that can wreak havoc on not just your basement but also anything that you may have stored.

However, floods aren’t the only thing you need to be on the lookout for. Water leakages will make its way in and result in puddles. This excess moisture is a problem because it can water-related damage and lead to the proliferation of mold.

A wet basement is an indication of a big structural problem because the water is coming from somewhere.

Mold Growth

Basement mold is one of the most obvious indications of problems with the basement that need repair. Just because it is very common doesn’t mean it is trivial – it can lead to serious health problems for occupants that include respiratory problems, coughing, difficult breathing. In more serious cases, mold as well as serious illness and fungal infections.

If you find several signs of mold in your basement, you should clean it right away and find out where the source of the water leak.

Pro tip: You can install basement bathrooms including toilets, sinks, and much more – all without creating the risk of water damage.

Musty Smells

Mold means that there is a water leakage in your basement. The truth about mold is that you can’t always see it – but you may be able to identify it by its smell. There are a number of DIY solutions that people can use to temporarily ward off mold odors, but you should consider hiring basement repair services for a long  terms solution.

Cracks and Leaks

Whether in the foundation or windows, cracks and leaks allow water to gradually make its way into the basement. This will lead to structural damage to your home and require repair.

If the cracks in your basement continue to pared, then you should consult a basement contractor right away.

Foundation Problems

A good basement serves as the home’s foundation and is key to its structural integrity and cracks in the foundation is a clear sign that the foundation is unstable. Any major problems with the basements such as the occurrence of cracks can make the walls susceptible to settling and shifting. This can lead to bigger problems leader on.

You’re Not Happy with the Design

Not all problems with the basement are functional! Aesthetics and interior decor plays a big in architecture. It’s easy for people to focus on decorating their main home and treat their basement as a mere afterthought. Don’t let your basement turn into just another stereotype and consider hiring basement finishing services.

If you notice one or all of the above problems with your basement, it’s time for a professional consultation with the experts. Get in touch with us today to get started.


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