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Excess basement moisture will only cause problems that get worse with time. Not only can basement moisture weaken your home’s structural integrity, but it can also lead to mold growth. The best way to prevent wood rot, increased utility bills, poor air quality, and the other consequences of a leaking basement, is to be proactive or catch and repair the issue early.
Whether you’ve already noticed leaks in your basement or just want to take preventive measures to keep it from happening, count on the Louisville basement waterproofing experts at United Dynamics. We’ve established 28 years of experience in diagnosing and restoring homes with expert basement drainage system solutions.
Signs of a Leaking Basement
Sometimes, a leaking basement might not be as obvious as spotting standing water or water seeping from the walls. However, there are other indicators of basement water problems, including the following:
- Mold and Mildew: A damp environment is an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can create health issues for you and your family.
- Musty, Damp Odors: Wet environments and standing water can create biocontaminants, which cause bad odors.
- Efflorescence: This white powder is caused by salt deposits left behind by evaporated water.
- High Utility Bills: Because excessive humidity can make a room feel warmer, you might be spending more on AC to feel comfortable at home.
Causes of a Wet Basement
A number of different issues can cause a wet basement in your home. Hydrostatic pressure, inadequate drainage, or settlement cracks can all cause water to move toward your home’s structure, making your house susceptible to water damage.
Water can enter your home through many different areas:
- Cove Joint-Floor and Wall Meeting Point
- Foundation Cracks
- Cracked Concrete Basement Walls
- Block Basement Wall Joints
- Honeycombed/Tire Wire Concrete
- Pipes and Sewer Lines
Moisture can also come from several different indoor and outdoor sources that could potentially cause water issues in your basement. Indoor sources include humidifiers, unvented clothes dryers, or bathrooms. Outdoor sources include rain, any moisture in the concrete after initial construction, or humid air that enters the basement.
Our Louisville Basement Waterproofing Solutions
We offer different drainage system solutions for waterproofing your basement, depending on what caused the issue in the first place.
Our Perma Dry system prevents water from entering your basement by collecting any water under the surface, then using a sump pump to dispose of the water, which leaves your basement dry. This method is best for issues that are caused by hydrostatic pressure.
If the issue is not caused by hydrostatic pressure, there are a number of other methods to repair cracks and prevent water issues in your basement. Leave it up to our team to diagnose the issue and come up with the best Louisville drainage system solution possible for you.
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When you work with us, you’re more than just another customer. We see you as family, and that’s why we make it our goal to ensure you’re protected. Through our Guardian Customer Protection Program, you can feel confident that we have your safety in mind through every step of our Louisville basement waterproofing process.