The most common basement problem is a wet basement. Not only does it smell horrible, it poses a great health risk to you and your family. Left unchecked, basement water can damage floors, destroy furniture, discolor carpet, and even promote settlement. You may also notice an efflorescent, chalky residue on the basement walls, which is caused by evaporating water. At Residential ResQ, we can help cure a wet basement before it destroys your personal belongings and damages your foundation in Connecticut.
Why You Have a Wet Basement
Preventing a wet basement can save you time and money, as well as keep your foundation stable for many years to come. As a homeowner, you can help protect your basement from flooding by removing debris and leaves from the gutters. This helps divert rainwater away from the foundation.
Another preventative tip is to make sure your home has the proper soil grade around the house. The yard should be graded at least 6 inches in 10 feet so the ground slopes away from the foundation. But if the problem still exists, it may be coming from other sources such as:
- Lack gutter extensions
- Poor drainage
- Plumbing leaks
- Inadequate waterproofing
- Foundation cracks
- Leaking pipes
- Over-watering the soil
- Damaged basement windows
- Malfunctioning sump pump
- Trees and shrubs planted too close to the foundation
These are just a few common causes of wet basements, and being able to identify them will ensure a secure, stable foundation. Our waterproofing experts can help you identify the source of your water problems and eliminate them for good.
Basement Waterproofing Solutions for Wet Basements
Depending on the cause of the wet basement, we provide several waterproofing methods to make it dry. Some of our products include:
- Surface Drainage
- Sump Pump/Battery Backup Sump Pump
- Dehumidifier System
- Interior Waterproofing
Don’t let water damage scale down the value of your home. Contact us today for effective basement waterproofing solutions for your Connecticut home.