Whether you are looking for a new home or have lived in yours for years, there might be a chance that some underlying issues have gone unnoticed for years. So if you are wondering whether you might be dealing with leaks and water damage in your home, here are three common warning signs.
A Mildew Scent
Often times, if there is excess moisture where mold might develop, it might not become visible until the damage is too far gone. But you can easily tell if there is a water-saturated area of your home if you can smell it. Mildew is a dank and damp smell that is very easy to recognize. When in doubt, if you smell something moldy in your basement then you should have it and your crawlspace inspected as soon as possible.
There are many factors that could be contributing to your wall cracks, ranging from foundation issues to harmless settling. But water damage can also likely be a cause. Your drywall and insulation are often very absorbent. When there is excess moisture it can cause your walls to warp and shift which is what will eventually lead to cracks.
Sometimes, you might not see any other signs of water damage, but that doesn’t mean that problems can’t be lurking at a structural level. When water leaks into a structure, such as the concrete of your foundation, then it can work its way deep over time and create cracks and instability. Combine that will the weakening and warping of your wood framing from water damage and you will quickly start to get structural issues. So if your house is creaky, it could be crying out for help.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today for Your Waterproofing Needs
Whether you need a new sump pump installed or want to waterproof your entire basement, contact All Aspect Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.