If you has a damp and humid basement, it is probably the result of excess moisture surrounding your foundation and seeping into the basement of your home. When puddles of water collect right next to the base of your home, it will most likely result in water seepage. This happens when surface water sitting around your home seeps into the concrete walls and makes its way through your foundation into the basement. This can lead to dampness and humidity in your basement. Excess groundwater in the soil around your foundation may also seep through the basement walls and create moisture problems. Fortunately, the waterproofing team at Rapid Foundation Repair of Colorado can take care of these issues to cut down on the moisture in your basement.
Because it may be difficult to notice dampness and humidity in your basement, it is important to look for other signs that your basement may have a moisture problem:
These are signs you can look for to determine whether or not your basement has a moisture issue. If mold is growing in your basement, it can infect the air throughout your home, reducing the quality of the air that you and your family breathe. Damp insulation also causes problems, as it may start to become moldy, and will cost you unnecessary money to replace. These are just a few of the reasons it is important to fix your damp basement.
Water in the basement may have entered due to basement water seepage, or basement leakage. To figure out the best solution for your home, call the experts at Rapid Foundation Repair. We will help you determine whether the problems is the result of foundation cracks, pooling water, or poor drainage.
The first solution is to use basement drainage (or surface drainage) to reduce the amount of water that pools around your home. This will stop water from seeping into the basement and raising the humidity. The main parts of this system include the gutters, downspouts, and grading around the home.
Exterior drainage can help to prevent groundwater from seeping through foundation walls. This system is made up of a waterproof coating on the outside of the foundation walls, a drainage board on top of the coating to help water drain down the walls, and a drainage system at the foot of the foundation walls to catch water that runs down the walls and carry it away from the foundation.
Finally, it is important to remove water that has made its way into the basement. This can be done with an interior drainage system that utilizes a sump pump to pump collected water away from the home.
If these solutions sound like they may help to reduce the moisture problem in your home, contact our team today. We are happy to serve residents of the Denver, Colorado area.
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