A village in DuPage County, Illinois, Downers Grove was recently listed as number 8 in Forbes list of America’s Friendliest Towns. It was also ranked 5 in CNN’s list of Best Places for a Healthy Retirement and was called out by American Community Survey as having one of the nation’s most educated citizenry.
Now, it’s time to add to that education by learning all about basement floor cracks.
If you take a look at your basement, you might notice that basement floor cracks are present. It’s a common problem, and oftentimes, causes no problems. However, if you notice that the cracks are accompanied by a sinking floor or moisture, it can be a sign of serious structural problems.
Water can be forced up from the water table which can leak through the cracks and cause wet basements. While sealing the cracks seems ideal, it’s not a recommended fix since it will only allow the hydrostatic pressure to build and sprout up problems elsewhere.
To help stop water from leaching through the floor, you should call Perma-Seal and have one of its certified foundation consultant assess the damage. Giving free estimates as well, Perma-Seal professionals will help ensure that your basement will be made dry, and stay dry, no matter the amount of hydrostatic pressure involved.
A dry basement not only ensures the structural integrity of your home, it also keeps your family safe and healthy. With the extra peace of mind, having Perma-Seal fix your basement is definitely worth it.