Our home state of Indiana is known for its heavy rains, hot summers, and harsh winters. Due to the extreme changes in weather here in the Midwest, many Indiana homes have problems with excess water in the basement. Following are some of the most common basement water problems and how a basement waterproofing professional can help you solve them.
During recent heavy rains, many homeowners in Indiana have experienced water seepage in their basements. This may include standing water, water seeping through cracks, or a musty odor. Any type of excess water in your basement can lead to damage to your home’s structure or problems with your family’s health.
Having a wet basement is always a headache. If you have wet carpeting, upholstered furniture, or cardboard boxes, they need to be replaced before you experience mold growth. If you use your basement for storage or extra living space, it’s important to understand the effects of water and how to alleviate future problems.
The following blog outlines the causes and solutions for basement water seepage.
Now that warm weather has arrived, families in Indiana are spending more time outdoors on their decks and patios. Over time, most patios, whether concrete, stone, or brick, deteriorate to the point where they become unattractive or present a tripping or slipping hazard. Spring is the best time to do patio repair so you can spend the rest of the summer enjoying it. In addition, having an attractive patio will be a selling point and increase your home’s value when you decide to sell it.
If you are like many homeowners in Indiana, you may have a damp crawlspace that you have ignored. Most homeowners have no idea that crawlspaces are a common source of moisture and humidity in the home that can lead to a number of issues. McAtee Foundation Solutions (MFS) is a leading provider of services to remove moisture from many homes in Fort Wayne, Marion, and other Indiana communities.
There are three primary reasons why there could be excess moisture in your crawl space. MFS has treated many Indiana homes for these common problems.