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You should never ignore moisture or excess water in your basement. If you notice it once, chances are it’ll come back again. We use water for so much, from cleaning, cooking, to drinking, so it is no wonder why we forget what type of destructive force water can be. When left untreated, a wet basement begins to grow mold, attract pests, develop odors, and ruin furniture and walls. In extreme situations, you can also experience damage to your foundation. In a situation like this, you need to reach out for the best waterproof foundation Staten Island has to offer you. Being a homeowner comes with many responsibilities, and one of those is keeping your basement at a comfortable humidity level, even if your basement is unfinished.
What are the leading causes of basement moisture?
*It is important to keep in mind that regardless of why you are experiencing water, you need to take care of the situation as soon as possible.
Cracks in Basement Walls, Floors, and Windows – Water always finds a way to keep moving, so you need to ensure that it is directed away from your home. Any cracks become waterways, and as it continues to flow, it will erode the crack, making it bigger.
Improper Drainage Slope – Water needs to run away from home, and so the ground outside foundations needs to be sloped in a way that prevents water from flowing to your home. When this does not happen, water begins to accumulate. It is only a matter of time before the water finds its way into your basement.
Hydrostatic Pressure – This problem is hard to see because it occurs as water accumulates in the soil around a foundation. Gravity pushes water down, and so to keep moving, water forces its way through cracks in floors and walls. As pressure builds, more and more cracks develop.
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