How a Wet Basement Impacts Your House

Water damage in your basement affects more than just your basement. Not only is it a pain to clean up, but it can lead to problems like mold growth, musty odors, or pest infestation if left untreated. These problems can make their way into the main living areas of your home and jeopardize your home’s value and safety. 

If you’re having problems with a wet basement, trust our waterproofing experts at American Foundation & Waterproofing to fix the problem! We are proudly one of the most respected and sought-after companies throughout Tennessee, western North Carolina, and north Georgia.  

Symptoms of a Wet Basement

A wet basement is typically more than just a pool of water on the ground and can sometimes be difficult to identify. As a homeowner, it’s important to be able to recognize these symptoms so that you know when to call in the experts:  

  • Mold, mildew, or condensation buildup on floors and walls
  • Damp areas along the base of the wall
  • Efflorescence (the appearance of a while film on concrete walls)
  • Paint or wallpaper peeling
  • Window condensation
  • Floor materials are loose or lifting up

If you notice any of these signs of a wet basement in your home, it’s important to take action quickly before the problem gets worse. 

Water leaking in basement corner

What Causes a Wet Basement?

There could be several different reasons that your basement is experiencing moisture issues. One of the most common reasons for a wet basement is water intrusion from cracks in your foundation walls and floors. Moisture from the soil in the ground adds pressure against your basement walls—called hydrostatic pressure—and that moisture can seep through any cracks in your foundation and cause serious water damage in your basement. To avoid water damage, it’s important to install basement waterproofing solutions.

Basement slab crack foundation settlement

Rely on American Foundation for Basement Waterproofing 

At American Foundation & Waterproofing, our experts know how to identify the source of your water problem and will recommend a waterproofing solution to fix it. No matter what the problem is, we offer drain systems, foundation wall waterproofing, sump pumps, and dehumidifiers to waterproof your basement and prevent bigger problems from occurring in the future. 

Contact us today to schedule your free inspection.