It’s that time of year again!
As you look out the window, you probably see a steady rain fall. Already, in the Thorndale area there has been a higher than normal level of rainfall this summer. This is the time that homeowners need to check their properties to see if there are any Waterproofing needs. Usually, the answer is yes. Here are some signs that you can look:
#1 Large puddles in your yard
During heavy rains, there may be large puddles that seem to take forever to drain. This could be a sign that your yard isn’t properly sloped to remove the water. This could also lead to the yard becoming over saturated. Over saturation could lead to Hydrostatic pressure. Basically, when water pressure builds up it has to go somewhere. Unfortunately, it may mean your basement.
#2 Dampness or water in your basement
After a heavy rain, if you see water developing in your basement, you may have a drainage problem. You don’t see what is going on behind the walls or under the floor; you only see what is the end result. After time, Hydrostatic pressure can cause erosion of the soil around your foundation and eventually foundation damage. Slapping some sealant on the wall may stop the leak temporarily but it is like putting a Band-Aid on a shot gun wound. You need to address the issue of what is causing the problem.
These issues need to be handled at the first signs to avoid major repairs down the line. Time and time again, we get calls from people who have had work done to finish their basements and then once the rainy season comes they find out that there is a problem. Damp drywall is a perfect place for mold to grow. Along with mold comes major health issues.
The good news is, we here at Waterproofing One can help you with the above mentioned problems and give you peace of mind. It all starts with one call to 800-508-4144. Whether your need is a new outside Drainage System, Basement Waterproofing , Foundation Repair or Mold Remediation we can handle it. All quotes are free and our work is guaranteed. It all starts with that first call to get peace of mind.