Ways To Waterproof Your Basement

basement waterproofing anne arundel county, basement waterproofing service anne arundel countyEver heard of basement waterproofing? Ever wondered if your basement needed it? Did you even know waterproofing services were a thing? American Eagle Professional Services Incorporated offers basement waterproofing in Annapolis and surrounding areas. It is our goal to prevent any type of moisture or water damage from affecting your home, and our services help to ensure your basement is thoroughly protected from water damage. If you are not sure whether or not your basement could benefit from waterproofing, keep in mind that the basement is the lowest point of your Annapolis home which means that it is likely to collect water over time, whether from plumbing leaks, cracks in the foundation wall, window wells, or even poor ventilation. If water is present, it will eventually manifest itself. 

Basement Waterproofing In Annapolis

Here are some things you should look for that may indicate that you need basement waterproofing:

  • Puddles or pooling water
  • Standing water
    • Mold and mildew (mold and mildew need moisture to grow, so if mold is present, so is water damage that is feeding the source) 
    • Musty, strong, pungent odors (almost always an indication of mold or mildew presence)
    • Damp air (damp air turns into water through condensation, and condensation can mean big problems in your basement if there is poor air circulation)
    • Cracks in walls (water can work its way into your basement through cracks in the foundation and walls of your basement, which will then begin to grow as more and more water works its way through)
    • Efflorescence (a crystalline deposit of salts that is chalky and white and appears when water is present in or on brick, stone, concrete, or other building services commonly found in basements)
    • Flaking, peeling, or bubbling  (when moisture builds up behind walls, it will begin to force its way through the sheetrock and paint creating bubbles that make the paint peel away from the wall and flaking of drywall)
  • Wood rot and deterioration
  • Sinking or uneven floors (water damage will weaken the floor joists and cause soft spots in the ground, resulting in uneven or sunken areas in the ground)

Identifying water damage and common signs of water damage in your basement can help you to respond quickly and get the problem resolved before damages get any worse. Since water damage in the basement is bound to happen, the best thing you can do to protect your home is to invest in basement waterproofing. The waterproofing experts at American Eagle have ample training and experience to provide your home with the protection it needs from water damage. We offer in-home inspections to provide you with an accurate estimate on the services you need to restore any water damage that may already be present, identify the source, and prevent any water damage from occurring in the future. We offer both interior and exterior services to ensure that your home’s specific needs are addressed. Keeping your basement dry, safe, and healthy is our number one priority, and we have the tools and methods to do just that. Our team can install a basement waterproofing system catered to your home that will stop water seepage from any source and protect your basement from damage. 

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