5 Dependable Ways to Fix Wet Basements St. Francis, WI
Wet basements are not desirable in any home. A wet basement is an indication that water is seeping through the foundation of your home. This can cause notable damage not only to the basement but also to your entire home.
Wet basements are also associated with the growth of mold and poor indoor air quality. And when mold grows in your basement, it will damage your property and cause a number of health issues including allergies, respiratory illnesses, sneezing, and general discomfort.
Signs of wet basements include damp spots on the basement walls, pools of water on the floor, efflorescence, musty smells, mold growth, peeling paint, dry rot, rust, and warped paneling among others. When you spot any of these signs, you need to contact a professional basement waterproofing contractor so that they can help you waterproof the basement and do other repairs to fix the problem.
Here are 5 dependable things that a professional contractor will do to solve the problem of a wet basement.
- Waterproofing the Walls of the Basement
Water seeps through the walls of your basement when the walls are porous. Cracks on the walls of the basements can also cause moisture and water to pass through the walls and enter the basement. A basement waterproofing contractor will help you by sealing the cracks and pores on the basement walls to eliminate percolation of water into the basement.
- Fixing Gutters and Downspouts
One of the reasons that can cause water to enter the basement is faulty or incorrectly positioned gutters and downspouts. Also, the downspouts may be dumping roof water too close to the foundation. A technician will solve this problem by fixing the gutters and downspouts and adding gutter extensions so that roof water is dumped far away from the foundation.
- Installing French Drains
French drains are drainage systems that are used to prevent surface and ground water from penetrating the foundation. French drains are commonly installed during the basement waterproofing process to guide surface and ground water away from the foundation and the basement.
- Fixing Water Leaks
One of the things that could be making your basement wet is an interior or external leak. Fixing these leaks will help keep the basement dry. Therefore, a professional waterproofing contractor will examine your home for any leaks near the foundation and in the basement.
- Landscape Grading
The slope of the land around your home determines how often water reaches the foundation. A good contractor will help you grade the land around the foundation so that it slopes away from the foundation to eliminate the accumulation of water near the basement.
Contact the Professionals at Accurate Basement Repair Today! 414-744-6900
In Southeast Wisconsin, we have the only Nationally Certified Structural Repair Specialist on staff and two Nationally Certified Waterproofing Specialists on staff.
Accurate Basement Repair is a member of the NAWSRC (National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors), NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), the Basement Health Association, the BBB (Better Business Bureau), WAHI (Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors), BIASEW (Building Inspectors Association of South Eastern Wisconsin) and Angie’s List.
We are proud to say that we have an A+ rating with the BBB and we won two Super Service Awards from Angie’s List in 2010 – one for foundation repair and the other for basement waterproofing. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will educate you on various self-help procedures to save money on your foundation and waterproofing needs. We are NOT a franchise. Our dedicated team works year round! We use high quality and well maintained equipment which will provide the lowest impact to your landscaping. Our team of trustworthy and competent staff attends regular training, seminars and/or trade shows, so they are able stay up-to-date on everything that is happening in the foundation restoration and waterproofing industry. We provide outstanding customer service throughout the entire repair process – from estimate to completion. And last, but not least… Accurate Basement Repair is the #1 referred foundation repair company by professional engineers, basement consultants, realtors, municipal building inspectors, home inspectors, lenders, property management companies and most importantly, our past customers.