Have you noticed water leaking in your basement? Have you noticed a white powdery substance on your walls or basement floors? Are you wondering if there is another solution to your problem so you can avoid waterproofing it? If you answered yes to these questions, then surely the folks here at Foundation Repairs & Home Improvement can help. Recognized for our superior Birmingham basement waterproofing services and our highly skilled specialists, we stand ready to serve you with all your waterproofing needs.
Water in your basement can be quite frustrating and annoying. In addition to causing mold growth and mildew as well as limiting your basement storage use, it can also increase basement wall cracks, heave up the basement floor and even cause serious foundation problems. Surely there isn’t a homeowner out there that welcomes a leaky basement and everyone would welcome an effective solution. However, performing your research and trying to choose a reputable contractor is not an easy task at all. Often times you become more confused by the process and just can’t determine who you can really trust. Such is not the case with the professionals here at Foundation Repairs & Home Improvement. Our highly skilled and certified team has the highest level of training and are every bit reliable and dependable as they are trustworthy and honest.
Why Homeowners Procrastinate
The obvious reason why the average homeowner will procrastinate is the simple fact that people feel waterproofing is just too expensive. However, it may be that only a small portion of your basement needs waterproofing or perhaps we can waterproof your basement in sections and multiple projects over an extended period of time to work with your budget and timelines. The bottom line is that delaying a fix will only result in more problems that will, over time, end up costing a good deal more money.
Homeowners also are of the impression that if they simply buy a waterproofing paint or coating of some sort that they can provide a sufficient temporary fix to the problem. Therefore, they put off hiring a contractor to fix it right. The reality is that paints and coatings will just camouflage the problem that already exists and will surely not keep the water out of our basement. When water leaks into your basement it causes wall and floor cracks to get increasingly worse, which a simple coat of paint cannot prevent.
Many homeowners feel that since there basement only leaks from time to time and does not leak badly, that hiring a professional waterproofing contractor is not a necessity. If your basement is just leaking randomly, over time it will turn into a more consistent and much bigger problem. It is best to nip the problem in the bud before it gets way too costly. Little bits of water will turn into problematic amounts of water over time.
Formation of Lime
Have you noticed that in your leaking basement there is a white powder that is present on the basement walls? This powder substance is lime. When the concrete in your basement gets wet and then dries the lime appears. If too much lime is allowed to form the concrete wall blocks or floor, which ever is affected, will begin to weaken and eventually will get crumbly. If this process is allowed to continue for long periods of time, eventually you will be faced with structural damage issues that will end up costing much more to repair than having waterproofed your basement in the first place.
Don’t Delay Contact the Professionals
If you have a leaky basement and are uncertain what your next step should be, let us help. Give a call out to our professional team and let us arrange a consultation and inspection for your Birmingham basement waterproofing needs. We will come out to your home, perform the inspection and provide you with an analysis of our findings. Having been recognized in the industry for our integrity and honesty, you can be sure we will provide you with the facts and not simply try to make a sale. We will also provide you with a free estimate on the work we need to perform. Here at Foundation Repairs & Home Improvements we are all about our clients. You are our #1 priority which is why you can put your trust in us.
Don’t delay. Contact us today. We look forward to serving you with all your foundation repair needs and to providing you with affordable and perfect solutions each time, every time!!