Waterproofing And Water Damage Prevention In Glen Burnie
Water can enter the basement in your Glen Burnie home through a variety of ways, including (but not limited to); over the top of the foundation, through the cove joint, or through cracks in the wall or floor. Keeping your basement dry, safe, and healthy is our number one priority at American Eagle Services, and the best way to do that is to make sure any water or moisture issues are handled quickly, correctly, and efficiently. If you are unsure whether your basement is suffering from water and excess moisture exposure, here are some signs you should look for:
- Cracks in walls, floors, foundation and the ceiling could mean that water is putting pressure on those structures. Hairline cracks are often harmless, but if cracks are larger than one-sixteenth of an inch, then you need to get them inspected by a professional.
- Musty odors are a strong indicator of mold growth. If mold growth is present, so is water. If you notice a musty smell coming from your basement that cleaning cannot solve, then you need to have it inspected for leaks.
- Mold growth is a good indicator that there is water present. In order for mold to grow, it needs moisture. If moisture is present for longer than 48 hours, then mold will grow and spread. Mold is not only an indicator of a larger water damage problem, but it also causes a lot of respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing watery eyes, itchy throat, and headaches. If you see mold, call to get it remediated right away.
- Sinking floors in your basement is one of the most noticeable signs of water damage. Floors may also sink due to foundation settling or soil erosion, but because of its potential cause of water damage it is worth getting it checked as soon as it is noticed.
- Peeling and bubbling paint are not normal signs of paint aging. Water causes drywall to deteriorate, and as it deteriorates it will begin to show through the paint. If you notice these signs on your walls, watch out for cement under the paint to begin to flake, also known as spalling. If you notice white salt deposits accumulating on the foundation, this is called efflorescence and is also a sign of water damage behind the walls. If any of these signs are present in your basement, call in a water damage restoration and waterproofing company right away.
- Warping of floorboards and walls is a sign of water absorption in those materials. Wood, drywall, insulation, and floorboards are all porous materials that easily absorb water. After being wet for so long, they will begin to swell and warp. Do not overlook warping and have it checked for water damage if you notice it.
- Unusually dampness, humidity, or leaking pipes are all tall tale signs of water damage. If you feel like anything is out of the ordinary as far as temperature or humidity level in your basement, you should check for leaks or other signs of water damage, then consider getting waterproofing services right away.
Waterproofing In Glen Burnie
If you notice any of these signs, or suspect water damage in your basement, our waterproofing experts are here to help. We will help you determine not only where the water is coming from, but also what solution is best for a long-term fix. We are the best in the business at installing basement waterproofing systems that can stop water seepage from and source and protect your basement from damage.