Basement problems can range from cosmetic to catastrophic. Whether your walls have ugly white powder on them, mold is growing on everything in the area, or you have four feet of water in the basement, your problems are not uncommon and can be fixed. Below is a list of the ten most common basement problems in the industry. Choose the one that most accurately describes your problem to continue.
1. Basement Leaking or Flooding
Basement flooding comes from many locations both inside and outside of the home, from both the inside and outside of the structure.
Whether you have groundwater flooding into the basement or a leak in your plumbing, washing machine, or water heater, there's a way to fix it and keep your basement dry forever. Click to learn more about wet basement repair.
2. Sump Pump Problems
Whether your sump pump is running nonstop, is being overwhelmed by too much water, or is not working at all, failing sump pumps is a problem you want to address right away. Your pump is the heart of your system, and without it, you have a flood on your hands.
Click to learn what you can do about sump pump issues.
3. Basement Wall or Floor Cracks
Basement wall and floor cracks are surprisingly common, and often they do not indicate a serious problem. However, leaking basement wall and floor cracks can lead to significant basement flooding, and any crack could mean a foundation problem.
There are many approaches to fixing basement cracks, and not all work. Click to learn more about basement wall and floor cracks.
4. Humidity in the Basement
If your basement isn't leaking, is it dry? Not necessarily. Basements are famous for being damp, dark spaces for a reason- they're full of moisture that can easily condense onto your organic and metal surfaces.
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5. Basement Mold
Basement mold problems are a real and potentially serious issue. Mold can seriously affect your health and can easily damage photographs, clothing, books, and other organic materials stored in the basement. Fortunately, getting rid of mold is simple and easy.
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6. Smells or Odors in the Basement
Foul smells in the basement mean odors wafting through the home. And among these smells are dead animals, animal waste, rotting wood, dust mite deposits, and mold spores. Who wants that?
This section of the troubleshooting guide is here to show you how to stop basement odors at their source.
7. Basement Surfaces are Stained or Ugly
Do you have white powder on your basement walls? Is the paint chipping and flaking off? Do you have dark or red patches on your basement walls? Maybe you're just sick of looking at ugly concrete in your below grade space.
You'd be surprised how easy a problem this is to solve. Click to learn more about covering basement walls, or learn about cleaning basement walls.
8. Bowing or Buckling Basement Walls
If your foundation walls are buckling, bowing, or showing other signs of fatigue, it's time for a very serious look at your home. Damaged walls can quickly get worse, and in extreme cases can mean a failed foundation.
We can help get you started on the road to foundation repair. Click to learn more about foundation repair solutions.
9. Sinking Basement Floors
Are your basement floors settling downwards like there's a sinkhole under the basement floor? If so, what can you do about it? Is it necessary to pull out the entire basement floor, or can something more effective be done?
We have the answers you're looking for. Click to learn how to fix sinking basement floors.
10. Basement Window Problems
When you look at your window, what do you see? Is it rusted, rotting, or leaking water? Do you see weeds or a tree growing in your window well? Are your windows drafty and dirty?
Click for tips and advice about long-lasting, energy-efficient basement windows.