Water seepage causes consistently wet basements. This stagnant dampness can cause your basement and the rest of your home to smell awful. Wet basement floors can also act as a breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. On top of this, basement moisture can significantly weaken your entire home's foundation.
The foundation of your home is specifically engineered to withstand the weight of your entire home — including your family and all your belongings. Your home's foundation is able to do a pretty good job at supporting this weight, but if it's weakened due to wet basement floors, more pressure is placed on it. Over time, this can cause serious repair issues and dangerous living conditions for your family.
Water, from rain or melting snow, will sit around the foundation of your home. If you have foundation cracks or an improper drainage system, water will naturally seep inside and lay stagnant on your basement floor. This is especially true, if your home's foundation sits underneath the water table line.
If you have a wet basement floor in Iowa, get in touch with our leaky basement repair crew at Anchored Walls. We look forward to working with you soon.
Water problems in your basement can cause your wet basement walls to literally buckle, bow, crack or even fall down, if left untreated over time. Without proper basement waterproofing systems in place, every time it rains and your basement gets wet, water will seep in and ruin your basement walls as well as your foundation. Wet basements also make for a great breeding ground for mold.
Every time water enters your basement, the following problems can occur:
- Foundation cracks
- Mold and mildew growth
- Foundation failure
- Musty odors from the basement
- Decrease in home value
Sump Pump Problems
Sump pump issues affect many homes all over Iowa, but many homeowners don't really know how well their sump pump is working. If you live in a location in Iowa with water concerns, it's very likely that your home has a sump pump already installed. The sump pump's main job is to eliminate water, so keeping it functioning at all times is vital.
Plug-in sump pumps are prone to failure during power outages, so noting whether your sump pump has power or not will let you know if you have a sump pump problem on your hands. If this is something that occurs often, you may want to consider switching to a battery-operated sump pump or to a sump pump with a battery back-up.