Basement systems need to be maintained regularly and repaired if they have defects such as cracks, moisture-related problems, and any other issues.
While doing maintenance and repair work for basement systems may look like an easy task, it needs to be done by competent technicians. This is because it is only a professional technician that can identify any possible problem in the basement and suggest the most appropriate solution to fix the problem.
This article provides information about some of the issues that a technician needs to look out for while doing maintenance work on your basement.
- Damp walls
Damp walls are likely to be wet, with the paintwork peeling off or showing signs of rotting on the surface of the wall. Dampness can be caused by several factors including the presence of too much moisture in the basement and water seeping into the basement through the walls. A basement repair technician will suggest the best method to address the problem of damp walls, including waterproofing the walls and reducing the amount of water that can possibly seep through the ground into the walls.
- Mold or mildew
The presence of mold or mildew in the basement is an indication of the basement being damp. This can be as a result of issues such as water seeping through the walls of the basement, water flowing into the floor of the basement, or lack of proper ventilation in the basement. A professional technician can help you solve the problem of mold or mildew through services such as mold repair, waterproofing the basement, installing a French drain in the basement, and remodeling the basement to enhance ventilation.
- Cracked floors and walls
Cracks on the floor or walls of the basement could be an indicator of problems such as an unstable basement foundation, bowing of the basement walls, or presence of too much water in the soil that surrounds the basement. While minor cracks can be repaired easily, deep cracks need to be examined in detail to determine their cause and the most appropriate method to repair them.
Your contractor will be in a position to not only repair the cracks but also help with tasks such as waterproofing of the basement’s walls and fixing bowing walls.
- Warped paneling
Warping of wooden panels within the basement is an indication of the basement having excessive moisture. A dependable technician will identify the cause of the excessive moisture and recommend the best way of solving the problem. The technician will also replace the warped paneling.