IS YOUR HOME SHOWING WARNING SIGNS?
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WARNING SIGN: Water seepage
Water seepage is the culprit of most basement problems. When you have water in the basement (whether it is condensation or two feet of water) it is a problem. Water in the basement can destroy your belongings. It can cause mold, mildew, and rot,…
WARNING SIGN: Dampness Staining
Yellowish stains on walls and ceilings are a sign of excessive moisture. Dampness on the floors, walls or ceilings of your basement can lead to mold growth or rot. The ideal relative humidity…
WARNING SIGN: Efflorescence
Efflorescence is a crystaline deposit on surfaces of masonry, stucco or concrete. It is whitish in appearance, and is sometimes referred to as “whiskers”. Efflorescence has been a problem for many years, and is a topic of much controversy. The formation of these salt deposits are not mysteries…
WARNING SIGN: Mold/ Mildew
According to the EPA, the key to mold control is moisture control. Molds grow in wet, dark environments and can cause a range of health problems. A relative humidity level of greater than 55% promotes the growth of mold and other fungi.
WARNING SIGN: Cracks
Foundation cracks can be a sign of a serious structural problem. Even a hairline crack can mean trouble. At the very least a foundation crack is a path of least resistance for water and dangerous soil gases to enter the basement.