Do you have a wet basement? Is there water on the ground or do you have a leak you cannot spot? Water in the basement can bring a whole lot of trouble for homeowners, especially if you have a leak you cannot see. If you have basement waterproofing issues in your East Canton home, they can get worse if you postpone their fixing or procrastinate and forget about them.
Are there rooms finished in the basement? The damage to the basement can be bad if you have finished rooms. The flooring, especially if it’s carpet can be destroyed by water damage or high levels of humidity. If your basement walls are getting wet, or you notice too much moisture, there is a water leak, and you need to fix it right away.
How can you spot a water leak?
There are many signs that are easy to spot for a homeowner if they have a leak in the basement. For example, if you have water sitting on the basement floor, you have a water leak and you need to fix it right away. Other signs might not be as obvious, but you can still spot them if you look for them.
Here are some signs you can look for to find out if you have a basement waterproofing issue at your East Canton home.
- Damaged walls due to water seepage
- cracked or bowed walls
- Water on the basement floor
- musty smell
- mold or mildew
- water sediment visible on the walls
Regardless of the damage, you have, or whether you know where the water is coming from, now it’s time to find a solution to your problems. You need to find a basement waterproofing company with the experience to fix the problem right the first time.
We, at Pioneer Basement Solutions, do not recommend you fix your East Canton Ohio basement waterproofing problems on your own. The problems with a wet basement can be serious and can include issues with the foundation of your home. Water in the basement of the home can come from the outside or from the subfloor, and if you do not know the problem, you cannot fix it.
Can You Prevent Water From Coming Into The Home?
There are easy steps to follow to prevent serious basement problems in your East Canton home. If you have high levels of humidity, a humidifier is your best bet. If you can open your basement windows and doors to air out the basement, you should do so immediately. High levels of humidity can damage your stored items, can damage the joints and brick and mortar, and can eventually lead to mold and/or mildew problems. Another easily preventable measure to a dry basement is making sure the gutters of the home are clean and the drainage system is working properly. Lose spouting should be firmly in place and replace if they are old. The rainwater and melting snow we experience in Northeast Ohio can play havoc with the gutters, spouting, and drainage system in the home. After the fall, and before winter approaches, homeowners should make sure the leaves and debris left over the fall season are not clogging the gutters or spouting. The gutters should be able to drain the spring showers and melting snow with no difficulty.
Even though those are all preventable measures, oftentimes homeowners realized they still have issues with the basement of the home. Calling a basement waterproofing company should be your next step. Pioneer Basement Solutions has the experience to deal with big and small basement waterproofing issues your home may have. Our company was established in 1979, and have had a perfect customer service history for more than 40 years.
Call us for a free consultation.