Basements are wonderful practical spaces. Whether you use yours for extra storage or for a trendy weekend hangout, you surely want to keep it in top condition.
That said, because of their placement within the home, basements are often more vulnerable to water damage than other areas of the house. It only takes a small crack for water to sneak through.
Waterproofing your basement can protect your home in Traverse City from flooding and water damage. If you fear that your basement may be at risk, our dedicated experts at Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing can help you make your basement impermeable to the dangers of flooding. Here’s all you need to know about basement waterproofing:
Residential Water Damage
Flooding in the basement can cost thousands in damage and make the space unusable. Water damage can also lead to serious health complications. For example, wet foundation walls create perfect conditions for the growth of mold, allowing spores to fill the air you and your family breathe. Such conditions can cause extreme sickness, especially if you are prone to asthma.
Water can wreak havoc on even finished basements. It can destroy carpet and furniture, which in turn flushes all the time, money, and effort put into perfecting your basement down the drain.
Water damage can even spread beyond your basement, seeping into the drywall of the house. This can result in damage to your home’s foundation. When this happens, you may be faced with foundation rot. If left untreated for too long, your foundation will continue to weaken. It will not get better on its own. In fact, foundation damage can become so severe that your home begins to cave in on itself. This is not only incredibly costly to repair but also hazardous to your family.
What Are the Next Steps?
Bottom line: devastating property damage and serious health risks caused by the inhalation of harmful mold are two valid reasons to regularly check your basement for water damage.
The Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing team will be able to quickly diagnose the issue leading to water damage in the basement. We will then work with you to come with a plan to remedy the problem. We can get the job done quickly, at a cost that is reasonable to you.
Whether it is just a small leak or severe, long-term water damage, we can get your basement looking and feeling like an underground oasis in no time.
Contact Bluebird Foundation Repair and Waterproofing
For over 20 years, Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has helped homeowners repair shaky foundations, waterproof their basements, and ensure their crawlspaces are free from pests, moisture, and mold.
Best of all, we can come directly to your house to evaluate your water problems and find the most effective solution.
If you are concerned about water damage in your basement, reach out to us today with your concerns. You can connect by phone at (888) 411-2264 or by email at [email protected] Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawlspace waterproofing and seawall repair throughout Traverse City.