Waterproofing Problems are Natural to This Area
As anyone can see from the image to the right, rainwater has “a thousand hands.” During a rainstorm or heavy snowmelt, each one is pushing to gain access to the inside of your basement. Unfortunately, the tar coating applied to the exterior walls during the original construction biodegrades. Within three to five years the coating offers little or no protection against the water’s onslaught.
Seepage Due to Poor Basement Waterproofing is Destructive.
Once inside, as countless area homeowners have discovered, this acidic silty water can ruin your basements contents. Your carpets, floor tile, sheet rock, paneling, woodwork and furniture all succumb to the biodegrading effect of the water. Even electric outlets and power boxes can be hazardous as water can have pH value of 4.1 and lower. This high acidity is one of the leading causes of structural deterioration and the collapse of foundation walls.
What Can Happen If I Ignore My Wet Basement?
The inevitable effect of constant water penetration is the loss of foundation strength. Mortar joints cracks, wall buckling footing washout and the harmful effect of acidity can only deteriorate your basement’s condition. Once weakened, foundations can cost many thousands of dollars to repair.
Should I Be Concerned?
Destruction resulting from mold, mildew, insects and termites is superficial compared to the potential structural liabilities if your foundation is left untreated. Dampness and actual seepage are problems which can never fix themselves and will only become worse if left uncorrected. Mold growth can begin within 24-48 hours of a water event and can cause serious health issues.
All Aspects Waterproofing will provide you with a solution to solve your specific problem in the most cost-effective, non-intrusive way we can. We use time-tested and designed methods to solve basement waterproofing problems. We stand behind our work with a comprehensive warranty. “We look forward to providing healthy and dry homes.”