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It is very important to prevent excess basement moisture, as overtime the problem will only get worse. This kind of moisture can lead to mold growth, wood rot, poor air quality, and an overall increase in utility costs. The structural integrity of your home may also be at risk, leading to many other complications. At the first sign of excess basement moisture, it is essential to repair the issue as soon as possible.
Here at United Dynamics, our New Albany basement waterproofing experts can help you. Whether it is just prevention, or if you notice any signs of leaking, we will take care of it and protect your home. We have been rehabilitating homes and intercepting leaks with our basement drainage systems for over 28 years.
Signs of a Leaking Basement
Though signs of a leaking basement may not always be obvious, the following are some indicators of a basement water leak:
- Mold and Mildew: A damp basement can lead to mold and mildew growth, creating health problems for your family and yourself.
- Musty, Damp Odors: Bad odors can be caused by a damp environment, creating biocontaminants.
- Efflorescence: Evaporated water can leave behind a white powder from the salt deposits.
- High Utility Bills: If you notice your energy bills increasing, and you are turning up the AC due to being too warm, there may be excess humidity in your home.
Causes of a Wet Basement
There can be numerous causes of a wet basement including hydrostatic pressure, settlement cracks, and insufficient draining. If one of these occur, your house may be much more susceptible to water damage.
The following are the different areas that water can enter your home:
- Block Basement Wall Joints
- Cove Joint-Floor and Wall Meeting Point
- Cracked Concrete Basement Walls
- Foundation Cracks
- Honeycombed/Tire Wire Concrete
- Pipes and Sewer Lines
Several moist areas both inside and outside of your home can cause water issues in your basement. The indoor sources may include bathrooms, humidifiers, and unvented clothes dryers. Outside sources including humid air, rain, or any moisture in the concrete after construction can enter the basement and cause water to move towards your home’s structure.
Our New Albany Basement Waterproofing Solutions
United Dynamics offer multiple New Albany drainage system solutions when it comes to waterproofing your basement. This decision will depend on what caused the water issue from the beginning.
Our Perma Dry system is best for problems caused by hydrostatic pressure. It works by collecting water under the surface to prevent it from getting into your basement. Our system then uses a sump pump to get rid of any water, which will leave your basement dry.
There are also a few methods that can be used to repair cracks and prevent water damage if the issue is not caused by hydrostatic pressure. Our experienced New Albany drainage system team can take a look and will prescribe the best solution for your home.
Safety and Support, First and Foremost
United Dynamics treats our customers like family. Our team will do everything we can to protect you and your home. With our Guardian Customer Protection Program, you can have peace of mind that your safety is our number one priority throughout our New Albany basement waterproofing process.