Alabama basements need waterproofing
South Alabama has a monsoon season, and water can be a perennial issue for home owners here on the Gulf Coast. As water tends to collect in the lowest areas, our basements, ventilated crawlspaces, and under-home areas are particularly susceptible to year-round water intrusion, which can lead to severe problems if left untreated. Fortunately, MDH Foundation Repair specializes in waterproofing your basement.
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Getting your basement dry uses many of the same principles and techniques we use to encapsulate crawlspaces. Because both areas are under the home and involve trapped water, unencapsulated crawlspaces and leaky, wet basements share the many of the same negative effects. Subsequently, keeping a waterproof basement will benefit your home for the same reasons. Basement waterproofing discourages insects, mold & mildew growth, protects your foundation, and more. Call our experts today for a free inspection, and we’ll get you on the path to healthier living, better comfort, and a better value for your home.
Why are my floors hot (or cold)?
Like your exterior walls, your floors need to have some kind of barrier from the elements to prevent heat and moisture transfer. Un- or poorly-waterproofed basements will allow humid, warm summer air to pull through your sub-floor, causing your HVAC system to work harder.
What causes moist or sweating floors?
Like ventilated crawlspaces, an un- or poorly-waterproofed basement will allow air to transfer through the floor. This air also carries humidity, which, when pulled through your floor, will leave condensate on the floor’s surface.
Why is my basement humid?
Improperly waterproofed basements will trap moisture and humid air and allow it to migrate through your sub-floor into your home. Correcting drainage issues, installing vapor barriers, and employing dehumidifiers can aid in drying your wet basement.
Why is my basement musty?
For the same reasons your basement can be humid, one left untreated will lead to mold, mildew, and their subsequent sour odors. Using the techniques like correcting drainage, using dehumidifiers, installing vapor barriers in conjunction with mold remediation can mitigate the mold spores and improve the air quality of both your basement and home.