Many homes have basement flooding, leaky or damp basements due to poor drainage of their land. Waterproofing is important because it prevents leaks and flooding during heavy rainfall when storms hit your area unexpectedly; however this isn’t always an option for certain types of houses/terrain that drain poorly into existing sewers. Thus ensuring proper drainage patterns on your property should resolve any moisture issues you might face with a basement full of wet carpet!
Now water all by itself is not really an issue: You’d only need to use your sump pump if there were too much excess liquid around, after all! However, what matters most is any humidity sitting within certain rooms for extended periods of time – these might include basements or even garages where cars have been stored during the winter.
The Hidden Danger
Since mold requires darkness and moisture to grow, the biggest concern you should have is in your basement is if it’s constantly humid. If this happens, make sure to keep things dry by running a dehumidifier or air conditioner down there if possible. You can also be proactive by water-proofing any surfaces that are susceptible like concrete walls with epoxy coating which will seal off whatever area has been wetted from potential molds/fungi growth!
Mold is a fungus that can be found anywhere and everywhere. It may not often seem like it’s there, but take an open-minded look around; you’ll probably find some spores floating by your face sooner or later! If the air isn’t properly circulated throughout homes (by opening windows for example), mold could thrive in secret spaces such as bathrooms and basements. To those who aren’t totally aware of its risks, allow us to give a quick explanation: There are many types of mold that grow inside our homes –some aren‘t too big of deal while others require professional removal because they cause severe health problems to people with allergies or respiratory issues.
Now, imagine that happening to your support beams. The wood will warp and then rot over time until the dampness spreads from the basement through any cracks in drywall or other materials all across your house, causing flooring to shift unevenly while walls bow outwards as well.
All of this mess over one little crack. By now you may be feeling overwhelmed and upset, wondering how you go about fixing this. We want to make sure that your family and home are safe, healthy, and dry. If you think you or a loved one might be experiencing illness due to mold exposure please contact your doctor immediately; otherwise they will suffer serious health problems later on, as for the water damage; don’t hesitate to give us a call today.