Issues Wet Basements Can Create
Wet basements are estimated to occur in over 85% of peoples homes at one point in time. 55% of wet basements are going to occur within the first 3 years of new construction. Water in your basement can cause many problems, to your homes interior and the foundation, and if you do not take of the issue right away, it will become worse as time goes on.
A very big issue that comes after experiencing water damage, is that mold and mildew can start to grow in the areas that were not dried out and cleaned right away. Certain types of mold can be toxic to you and create health problems. Mold can trigger asthma symptoms, ear infections, fungal sinusitis, and this is just a drop in the bucket of what mold can do to make you sick!
Water in your basement can damage items that are stored in the basement, ruining your personal possessions. Think of all your hard earned dollars that you used to buy your things being destroyed, not to mention all the sentimental items you may have.
Wet basements can cause problems to your homes foundation, compromising the integrity of the structure. Water can cause cracks, and widen existing ones that you may have and not taken the time to repair. In enough time, your walls could start to buckle inward. This can put a big dent into your checkbook!
In general, when you notice water becoming an issue to you in your home, have the problem fixed promptly to prevent further occurances. To really stay on top of the game, waterproofing your basement before you have problems is a great idea as well. It can give you peace of mind in maintaining not only your home, but your family’s health as well.
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