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The American Society of Home Inspectors, based in Des Plaines, IL, estimates 60 percent of U.S. homes have wet basements, and 38 percent run the risk of basement mold.
Erdenheim, PA - June 16, 2016
Water damage to your basement can be a devastating experience. If you use the space for storage, all your belongings can be destroyed or damaged. Condensation in your basement can lead to other problems as well such as rotting hardwood floors on the floor above your basement.
If you have a soggy basement, you're not alone. The American Society of Home Inspectors, based in Des Plaines, IL, estimates 60 percent of U.S. homes have wet basements, and 38 percent run the risk of basement mold.
The water most often comes from rainfall and melting snow. Even a small storm can trigger a deluge a house with a 1,500-square-foot roof sheds 1,000 gallons of water for every inch of falling rain. In tougher cases, the problem is rising groundwater, which may even be fed by an underground spring. Once the water accumulates around your foundation, it works its way inside through cracks, joints, and porous material.
Seeking professional advice when confronted with a wet basement is essential to minimizing the damage. Chances are, if you have issues with water leaking in your basement, the problems are likely to reoccur and worsen. Finding and preventing the issue immediately is a major key in keeping your basement dry in the future. Plenty of options are available with our great products here at BQ. Don't stress about your wet basement, let us do that for you. If you have a wet basement problem we have a solution.