Most homes have a basement, some finished, some unfinished. Whether your basement is unfinished and just a place to store a whole lot of extra belongings, or is a finished living or recreational area, it is vital that you keep that space both dry and safe. As we all know, a wet basement can present with a good many problems for homeowners. From simple soggy, wet carpeting to structural damage to your home’s support columns, the problems are diverse and many which is why a dry basement is so important to your home.
The experts here at Foundation Repairs & Home Improvements take tremendous pride in our superior foundation repair services and our highly skilled and trained technicians and contractors. We deliver top of the line services and products to all our valued Bessemer clients and those in the surrounding areas. At Foundation Repairs & Home Improvements you are our #1 priority which is why we think it’s important to offer insight on wet or flooded basements, the problems and some of the solutions.
Flooded basements can be resolved in a variety of ways. From the installation of sump pumps and/or drainage systems to structural repairs to your homes foundation, the remedies are each designed to stop water from being able to enter into your basement. For those homeowners who experience flooding in their basements, our qualified team stands ready to serve you. We will come out and perform an inspection of your basement, identify the problem areas and provide effective and affordable solutions.
Damp, Musty Basements
For those homeowners who do not have to combat standing water, but rather have to deal with damp, musty smells and mold that makes your basement feel like a sweltering steam bath in the hot summer months, these problems can be every bit as dangerous as standing water. Keep in mind that nearly 50% of your home’s indoor air originates in the basement. If you have a damp musty basement, then surely it can contaminate the air quality in your entire home. This can, and often does, affect the health of your family members over time.
For these damp, musty basements there are also a variety of remedies available. Investing in a basement dehumidifier can certainly help control and remove excess moisture from the area. Since mold and mildew require moisture in order to grow, dehumidifiers not only help to alleviate the growth of mold but are also quite energy efficient as well. With energy efficiency in mind, we want you to know that setting your dehumidifier below 60% relative humidity is more than sufficient to stop the growth of mold and save you money on both your energy and utility costs.
In addition to the dehumidifier, homeowners can also invest in a basement air exchanger which creates a continuous flow of air in your basement in order to remove the moisture from the area. In addition, it will also help to remove any mold spores, pollutants, odors, and indoor gases by delivering warmer, drier air into the basement area from the flow of air in the upper levels of the home.
Whether your home suffers from moisture and mold, standing water or flooding you have surely come to the right place. We are here to answer all your questions, address all your concerns and help you in your decision-making when it comes to creating a dry basement and providing better air quality in your home. With over 30 years of experience in the contracting business our team can handle it all. From foundation repairs, both interior and exterior, and structural repairs to waterproofing we are the team for you.
Take time out now to contact our professionals with all your foundation issues. We look forward to serving you and to providing you the best all round foundation repair services this side of Bessemer. If a dry basement is what you are in search of, then worry no more. Reach out to our team for your free consultation and estimate. Don’t delay. Contact us today!!