Basement Mold and Mildew in Colorado

When there is moisture in your basement, mold and mildew are sure to follow. Wet basements are a common problem in the Colorado area, which means that basement mold is not unlikely to occur. Even if there are no puddles of water in your basement, mold may still grow; it only takes a damp area for mold to start growing in your basement. This is why it is so important to take care of moisture issues in your basement to prevent the formation of mold and mildew. Rapid Foundation Repair of Colorado can help you put in various basement waterproofing systems to keep mold out of your home.

Basement Mold and Mildew in ColoradoMoldy basements can cause several different issues. First, if you are dealing with damp walls and damp insulation due to basement moisture, mold could start to form on the insulation. Fiberglass insulation is especially prone to mold growth, since it holds water. If this happens, you will have to replace the insulation in your basement.

Mold can also grow on any personal possessions that you may have stored in your basement. The best way to prevent this from happening is to stop mold growth all together, but storing your possessions in airtight containers may also help.

The biggest issues that is associated with mold growth in your home is poor air quality. The mold that grows in your basement can infect the air in the basement. This air then circulates throughout the upper areas of the home, where you and your family frequent more often. This means that mold growth in your basement could actually cause the air that you and your family breathe regularly to be infected with dangerous mold spores.

Preventing Basement Mold and Mildew in Your Colorado Home

To stop mold from growing in your home, you can use one of the following basement waterproofing systems. The best results come from using a combination of these systems to keep moisture out of your basement:

  • Basement Drainage: Also known as surface drainage, this system contains gutters, downspouts, grading around the home, and different types of catch basins and drywells to drain away surface water in your yard. This reduces water around your foundation to stop it from seeping through the concrete into your basement.
  • Exterior Drainage: This system is mainly made up of the waterproof membrane that is applied to the outside of the foundation walls, the drainage board installed on top of the membrane to help water flow downwards, and the drainage system at the bottom of foundation walls that collects water.
  • Interior Drainage: The interior drainage system gathers water that has gotten inside the basement using a variety of channels, drains, and pipes. The water is then dumped into the sump pit for storage.
  • Sump Pump System: Once water from the interior drainage system has been stored in the sump pit, the sump pump is activated. This pump works with the interior and exterior drainage systems to pump water away from the basement.

If you are in need of these solutions to take care of the mold problem in your Colorado basement, contact Rapid Foundation Repair right away.

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