Affordable Basement Flooding Solutions
If there is one activity homeowners dread, it has to be basement flooding. As much as you fear even stepping down there, maintaining this space in tip top conditions will have a great impact on your indoors.
Grave Dangers of a Basement Flooding
The Basement Health Association (BHA) for instance, says that 40 percent of air you breathe comes from your basement. There is still more, the National Association of Realtors ® argues that about 80% of houses built before 1990 have inhabitable spaces due to basement moisture issues.
The National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors (NAMRI) has also warned of high levels of toxic Radon gas in over 3,600 homes tested over a period of 8 months in 2013. Other risks involved include damage to valuables stored here in addition to destruction of utility lines passing through this space.
That however is not all, your foundation also suffers greatly and with time, bowed walls and cracks will compromise structural strength of your home. In short, basement water problems need prompt solutions to avoid these imminent dangers.
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With this hindsight, you appreciate the need to keep water permanently out of this indoor space. The issue of cost will no doubt emerge but you can still get affordable service by considering these factors:
Staying Proactive in Basement Maintenance
Your basement is out of sight and this is where problems start. To be on the safe side, you need regularly to check the space for odors, which indicate mold growth and dampness on the floor and walls. What’s more, keep checking humidity levels and if they are unnecessarily high, contact a contractor immediately.
Utilize your Basement
To ensure you don’t forget about the basement organize it into sections where you can store stuff you don’t use regularly and also create working space for any projects you have. You can use other sections to store utility appliances such as dryers and washing machines among other uses. When you use this space, it is highly likely you will notice moisture problems more easily.
Capitalize on Professional Expertise
Never attempt DIY basement flooding because they always turn up short. Most seepage problems are external and require extensive work to stop flooding fully. For instance, waterproofing membranes on foundation walls or plastic panels require excavation and you don’t have prerequisite tools and experience to carry this out.
Using professionals saves you money eventually because they provide a comprehensive solution and you will not have to deal with this problem again.
It is recommendable to seek referrals, research on waterproofing techniques, read contractors reviews as well as look for a contractor who has been in the industry for long.