Primary Signs You Need Foundation Repair Services Marietta, GA
Foundation waterproofing prevents the seepage of water and moisture into a building’s foundation, thus reducing the risk of water damage to the building. The following are some tell-tale signs that you need foundation waterproofing.
Water is notorious for damaging the foundations of buildings. If your building’s foundation is exposed to water, two types of damage can occur. The first one is non-structural damage, in which case water seeps through cracks in the foundation or gaps in joints of basement walls.
The other type of foundation damage is structural damage, which occurs when the foundation is subjected to water and hydrostatic pressure over a long time. The result is that the foundation may start bowing.
Odors in the basement
A stuffy or smelly basement indicates that the basement has a high moisture content, which can be as a result of water or moisture entering the basement through the foundation. A high moisture content in the basement will cause the growth of mold and mildew, which thrive in humid environments.
As the mold and mildew grow, they produce compounds with musty smells. Foundation waterproofing will prevent the seepage of water and moisture into your basement.
Mold problems in the basement
Musty odors may sometimes be associated with hidden mold or mildew, which means that apart from the bad smell, you may not detect any mold. But over time, with increasingly high levels of humidity in the basement, you will be able to see patches of mold or mildew. Persistent growth of these fungi means that you need to waterproof your foundation in order to reduce the level of moisture in the basement.
Water in the basement
Water in the basement, whether it is small pools on the floor or wetness on the basement walls, are a sign that water is seeping in through the foundation walls.
Foundation cracks provide an easy way for water from outside to seep into the basement. If the cracks are not sealed, they will expand and cause more serious problems not only to your basement but also to the entire house.
Bowing foundation walls
Leaning or bowing foundation walls is a problem that occurs as a result of increased hydrostatic pressure from the soil that surrounds the foundation. Foundation waterproofing techniques like improving the drainage around the foundation and bracing the foundation walls with steel and sealing any cracks on them can help protect your house from further water damage.
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