Many homeowners in Tennessee struggle to keep their basements dry and healthy. If you have ever head to deal with a wet basement, then you know how many problems it can cause, and home difficult it can be to control. Wet or damp basements may lead to serious health issues for you and your family, particularly the growth of basement mold and mildew. Fortunately, the water management team at Ground Up Builders Inc. can provide you with several solutions to take care of water problems and prevent basement mold and mildew in your home.
Wet or damp basements are the result of surface water or groundwater leaking into your basement through foundation cracks or seeping through the concrete that makes up the foundation. This seepage can be the result of water pooling around your foundation, or of excess groundwater building up and seeping into the basement. Even if there are no obvious signs, such as flooding, or pooling water, moisture may still be an issue in your basement. Some more subtle signs of basement moisture include:
These are all signs that moisture may be causing issues in your basement. One of the most pressing issues that this moisture can cause is the growth of mold or mildew. This is a serious issue because this mold growth can decrease the air quality in your home. Much of the air that you breathe in other areas of the home actually comes from the basement. This means that if there is mold infecting the air in your basement, that mold can infect the air throughout the rest of the home. You and your family may be breathing mold-infected air without even knowing it! To prevent this health issue, contact the basement waterproofing experts at Ground Up today. We can provide long lasting solutions to take care of mold and mildew today.
One solutions to get rid of mold and mildew in basements is to remove water that makes its way into the basement using an interior drainage system. This system consists of various drain channels and floor drains, and the sump pump system. Water is collected by the drain channels at the footings of the foundation walls, and by the floor drains. This water is carried to the sump pit and stored there until it reaches a certain level. Once the water reaches this level, the sump pump is activated, pumping the water out of the home and away from the foundation.
Another way to prevent the growth of mold and mildew in your basement is to keep water out of the home and away from the foundation in the first place. The surface drainage and exterior drainage systems work together to reroute water out and away from the foundation. This is done using a variety of drainage systems, including the gutters, downspouts, grading around the home (parts of the surface drainage system), and the waterproof membrane on the exterior foundation walls, drainage pipes, drywells, catch basins, and drain pipes (these make up the exterior waterproofing and drainage systems).
If you are looking for a quality solution for the basement mold and mildew in your home, contact the water management team at Ground Up Builders Inc. today.