Does your basement have a musty odor? Have you noticed high levels of moisture in your home? Does the thought of a thunderstorm in the middle of the night make you worry that your basement may flood? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a leaky basement problem that can lead to serious flooding. The repair specialists at Adams Foundation Repair can help. We have the knowledge, equipment, and experience to keep your basement dry and secure for years to come.
What Causes Wet Basements?
There are many reasons that basements leak. Occasionally clogged gutters, misaligned downspouts, and improper landscape grading lead to pooling of water at the base of the foundation. Other times, shifting soil has cracked the foundation, basement walls, or slab floors. Whenever you have a lot of rain, hydrostatic pressure can also cause basement walls to bow and flex inward leading to cracks and seepage.
Do I Need to Fix This?
Wet or leaky basements are a major concern for homeowners. Excess moisture can lead to the growth of mold or mildew, especially when trapped between drywall and the exterior. A basement that floods can prevent homeowners from finishing a basement or ruin a basement that was previously finished. Even small amounts of extra moisture in the air can make living spaces uncomfortable or force HVAC units to work harder to condition the air properly. You don’t want to spend more money than you have to.
Our Wet Basement Solution
The solution to wet or flooded basements is to first provide a barrier to prevent further intrusion of water. Secondly, you must remove any moisture that is currently in the basement. In order to accomplish these goals, our team recommends a combination of the following common solutions:
- Interior waterproofing
- Exterior waterproofing
- Crack injection
- Sump pump installation
Trust Adams Foundation Repair
When it comes to waterproofing a basement, there’s no substitute for hard work and experience. That’s why more homeowners throughout the St. Louis area are choosing to rely on Adams Foundation Repair. We are a local family-owned business specializing in foundation and basement repairs. We treat our valued clients like our own family, providing them with the highest quality service and repairs for an affordable price. Call us today to get your free quote!