One of the most common complications with owning a home is dealing with home maintenance and repairs. For many homeowners, foundation repair and basement waterproofing are large projects that can cause a lot of damage to a home and your possessions if left neglected. Water that causes damage to your home is typically separated into 4 categories including ground water, white water (clean water coming from a pipe leak), grey water (coming from an appliance such as a washing machine or dishwasher), and black water that contains contaminants and sewage.
Basement cracks and leaks allow these 4 categories of water and moisture to enter your home that can not only cause water damage to your belongings and the actual foundation of your home, it can also stain flooring, ruin carpeting and rust nearby pipes. However, some of the most substantial damages associated with basement cracks and leaks can be the growth of mold. Mold can pose a serious health risks to those living with mold growth within their home, and when given the right environment, mold can grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
If you have yet to have your basement inspected cracks in the foundation or leaking pipes, it’s highly recommended that you seek the professional inspection of a basement waterproofing specialist. A waterproofing specialist will evaluate the waterproofing needs for your home, and provide you with solutions for areas of your home that may be at high risk for water damage. Some of these waterproofing solutions may include repairing cracks in foundation walls, or replacing old pipes that may be susceptible to leaking in the near future. Whatever the case, basement waterproofing helps prevent water damage from affecting the foundation of your home that can damage your personal belongings, grow dangerous mold, and require costly future repairs.