Is Water Affecting Your Basement? Here’s How To Identify ItUltimate Guide to Prevent Basement Flooding

3 Signs Your Basement Needs Waterproofing

1. Inspect The Inside Of The Basement

    • Look for cracks or dampness in your basement walls or floors. These cracks can provide a path for water to enter your basement, so getting them repaired as soon as possible is important.
    • Look for mold or mildew growth. This is usually the result of high humidity levels, which can be caused by leaks or poor ventilation.
    • If the paint or wallpaper in your basement is peeling or bubbling, it’s a sign that there’s too much moisture in the air. 

      2. Inspect The Outside Of The House

      • If there’s water pooling around your home’s foundation, it’s a sure sign that your basement needs waterproofing.
      • Look for cracks in the foundation near the ground. These cracks can be small or large, allowing water to seep into your basement. 
      • Check doors, air conditioning vents, or windows.

    3.Inspect The House After A Natural Disaster

    One of the most important things to do after a natural disaster is to inspect your basement for any damage. This is especially true if you live in an area susceptible to flooding. Look for the same signs mentioned above:

    • Stagnant water or puddles on the floor
    • Musty or moldy odors
    • Peeling paint or wallpaper
    • Cracks in walls or floors

     

     

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