Wet Basements and Causes of Basement Flooding
Basement flooding is
not uncommon in areas where the terrain is fairly level and drainage
is poor, or in areas where the water table is higher relative to the foundation of the home.
Other causes for flooding can be attributable to foundation cracks, downspout
runoff, poor grading in the surrounding terrain, basement window
leaks, and so forth.
wet basement is a serious and multi-faceted problem. Unchecked and
repeated flooding can cause the basement sub-floor to deteriorate
and damage the
foundation of your home.
If your wet basement is finished already, you will sustain increasing
damage to drywalls, framing and basement flooring that will be
extremely costly to repair.
A leaky basement can make your life miserable and uncomfortable.
Each time it rains, you will be dreading the consequences and wondering what you
will find "downstairs".
Prolonged basement moisture also increases dramatically the
likelihood of termites, carpenter ants, and other insects taking up
residence in your home, spreading throughout the walls and to the upper
floors of your home, causing extensive damage that is often unseen
until it is too late.
WET BASEMENTS CAUSE TOXIC MOLD
addition, high moisture levels in a leaky basement will spawn toxic and
allergenic molds and air-borne bacteria. Once
basement air is charged with molds and spores, these will
unavoidably rise to other areas of your home through the normal
movement of air currents, though wall spaces, and so forth.
To learn more on the dangers of mold
INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME
wet basement is also a major obstacle to the sale of your home.
Not only will it make it more difficult to find a buyer, it will
also dramatically reduce the value of your home and lower the
selling price considerably.
A dry basement significantly increases the value and
desirability of your home to perspective buyers. It is an
investment in the market value of your home, and will make it
possible to sell your home much more quickly when the time comes.
INCREASE YOUR AVAILABLE LIVING SPACE
Another thing to consider is the tremendous practical
advantage to be gained from putting an end to your basement
Finishing your basement will significantly increase your
available living space, providing family recreation space for
your children, home office space, entertainment space for visiting
with friends and family, an indispensable work area for hobbyists and many other
work and leisure activities.
THE RAIN KING WATERPROOFING SOLUTION!
Whatever the reason may be for your particular
basement flooding problem,
there's no need to look any further for a solution!
Why live with a wet basement another day? Call Rain King!
Rain King will do
an evaluation of your basement's condition and all the factors which
contribute to the flooding.
Rain King will identify and eliminate all possible
causes and, based upon your particular needs, will recommend the most effective
waterproofing methods available to put an end to your leaking, wet basement...for good!
Rain King can also provide dehumidification and mold
remediation services to fully restore your home to ideal conditions
and to maintain these for the future.