If you live in the Nashville or Murfreesboro, TN area and have moisture issues in your basement, you are one of the many homeowners in need of premiere basement waterproofing services from Ground Up Builders Inc. Damp basements can lead to a variety of water problems in the basement, as well as some structural issues that can affect the stability of the entire home. Do not hesitate to call an expert as soon as you see signs of a damp or humid basement; the sooner that you take care of the problem, the less damage that will occur.
Damp basements are usually the result of
water seepage in
your basement. If pooling water around the foundation of
your home finds its way through
foundation cracks, or seeps
through the porous concrete of your foundation, it can
result in a damp, humid basement. Groundwater around your
home can also seep through the walls, causing various
basement moisture issues. Not only does this water seepage
result in a damp basement, but it can also weaken the
concrete in your foundation, leading to foundation problems
such as foundation cracks, and
foundation crumbling or
flaking. Even though this seepage is usually not as rapid as
basement flooding and
leakage, it can cause issues that are
just as severe.
Homeowners usually associate wet basement problems with flooding or pooling. But basement moisture can still be an issue if these obvious signs are not present. There are several more subtle symptoms of a damp basement that can indicate serious issues. Some of the most common of these signs include:
If you see any of these signs in your basement, contact one of the waterproofing experts at Ground Up Builders to take care of your damp basement right away. Delaying to take action will only result in more damage and more expensive and complicated repairs.
Preventing water from seeping through your foundation in the first place is a good place to start when it comes to damp basement solutions. This can be done by installing surface drainage, exterior drainage, and exterior waterproofing solutions. Surface drainage utilizes gutters, downspouts, and the grading around the home to keep water from collecting around your foundation. Exterior waterproofing involves installing a waterproof membrane on the foundation wall, and a drainage board. These help keep water vapor from seeping through the concrete and prevent the buildup of groundwater around the foundation. Exterior drainage can also help keep surface and groundwater at bay, with a series of drain pipes, drywells, and catch basins that keep water away from the foundation.
Interior drainage is another solution for damp basements. This drainage system works to remove water that has made its way into the basement. The water is collected in drain pipes and water channels along the footings, and stored in the sump pit. Once the water reaches a certain level, the sump pump, pumps the water out and away from the home.
For these and more solutions to a damp, humid basement, contact the experts at Ground Up. We offer premium solutions for homeowners in the Nashville, or Murfreesboro, TN area.