Three Common Ways Water can Creep into your Basement

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Basements are great spaces to have in a home. They can be used for large living or gathering spaces, game rooms, a theatre or just an extra storage area. But regardless of a basement’s purpose, no one wants the water damage that so often accompanies an underground room.

On today’s blog, our Murfreesboro waterproofing specialists are looking at  ways that water can find its way into your basement.

High humidity

One of the most common problems in a basement is high humidity. That, alone, can cause mold and mildew that lead to the musty smell for which basements are notorious. Humidity leads to poor air quality, which can irritate allergies and asthma and cause other respiratory issues for the home’s occupants. A dehumidifier can help maintain the proper climate in your home; this takes near-constant attention to empty the water that the machine collects so that it continues to work properly.

Drainage systems

Homes with basements need adequate and properly functioning drainage systems, including all water pipes and gutters. Improper installation or system damage can cause water to leak into your home and basement.

Leaky windows or doors

If you notice water on the inside of your home near windows or doors, you may have cracks or a bad seal. Caulk around your windows with waterproof caulk, looking for any holes or cracks to fill, too.

Prevent water damage and pests in Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN

A wet basement can lead to many problems that no one wants lurking in their home, including mold, mildew, a structurally compromised foundation and pests. Our Nashville area waterproofing specialists at Ameri Care Services can help. We can answer any questions you may have, and we are also able to schedule a visit to determine the cause of leaks or water damage in your basement. Give us a call at (615) 823-8224, or visit us online to schedule your free consultation today.