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3 Ways Water Can Enter Your Basement
We all know a wet or leaky basement is not good for the health of your home, but how does water get there in the first place?
You might hear someone say, "My basement only leaks when it rains...". That may happen, but it doesn't mean you should ignore the issue.To put it another way - you wouldn't want your living room getting wet from time to time, would you? The same thought process should go towards taking care of your basement or crawl space.
Wet basements can lower the value of your home by as much as 10%. If you don't address the issue, you will have to disclose the information when you want to sell your home. Or you will have to repair the leaky basement anyway. Another problem a wet basement can promote is mold growth. Wet environments are conducive to nasty mold growth that can damage floor joists, furniture and create an unsettling "basement" smell.
Water can enter your basement or crawl space three ways:
- Through the Walls
- Over the top of the basement wall
- Through the floor or floor-wall (cove) joint
The important thing to know about these 3 water intrusion scenarios is all three have permanent solutions to keep the water out. Size, severity, and other complex variables can vary the price of the waterproofing system. It's best to reach out for a free, no-obligation estimate.
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