Basement Waterproofing Arnold
Arnold is another fantastic Maryland location with its own legacy and history. The White Stone Oak in Arnold Park is the official state tree, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is a proud landmark of our nation’s social progress. The summers are warm and the winters are mostly mild, and it’s an incredibly convenient place to live for people that want to enjoy access to both Annapolis and Baltimore.
But the blessings Arnold enjoys in Maryland geography can also cause some problems, though many homeowners will probably not notice or even be aware of the risks. Time marches on, winters and summers approach, and with each passing year, some homes take on more and more water. The only way to fix this is with professional basement waterproofing in Arnold.
Your Basement At Risk
Water may not seem like a threat to a basement, which is usually made of solid concrete, so when people see a little bit of leaking through the walls or on the floor, this seems like a minor problem. The truth is, this is only a minor problem at first, and is an early warning symptom to prudent home owners that a larger problem is one the way. If a basement is allowing water in, that means one of two things; either your basement is currently preventing a lot of water from coming in until that water begins to break down your basement’s defenses, or your basement is extremely vulnerable to flooding, but you haven’t yet experienced the right conditions that would subject your basement to so much damage.
In either case, the ultimate result is the same. If a problem like this is ignored, it is only going to get worse. If your basement already has flaws that are admitting the water in, those flaws will grow. Water is a force of erosion in nature and it can do the same to manmade structures when given the opportunity. Over time, cracks can grow larger, “honeycomb” flaws in concrete can grow worse, or improperly sealed pipes can completely lose their sealant, allowing more and more water in. If the problem is simply that your home hasn’t yet experienced the full extent of water invasion in the area, then you are one bad rain storm or heavy spring melt away from all the water coming in and causing significant amounts of water damage to your basement and all the delicate machinery that may be in it like your furnace, air conditioning system, water heater, laundry machines or other electronics. Water damage is one of the most costly misfortunes that can hit a home, and on top of the financial cost of repair, there can be health hazards in the form of mold infestation for persistently damp areas, and a general drop in home value. But basement waterproofing in Arnold can prevent all this.
The reasons for water getting into a basement are numerous, and many of them are beyond the scope of a quick trip to the hardware store for a DIY fix. Water may be coming in because of the location of your home a low point in the geography, where water naturally runs off from inclines and gathers at your home. Water may be coming in because the basement is in need of foundation repair for very old structural flaws that are finally at their limit. You need professionals to deal with problems of this scale.
Fortunately, AA Action Waterproofing has been helping with basement waterproofing in Arnold for years. We have extensive experience dealing with different homes of different ages and can help you with any leaky basement before it turns into a flooded basement problem.
When you come to us, we will give you a thorough, professional consultation that investigates the water coming into your home, tracks down the points of entry, and, most important of all, gives you clear answers on why this is happening and what can be done to repair and prevent it from reoccurring again. Your home will have unique needs, such as membrane barriers to prevent water from physically leaking in, or a perhaps a major foundation repair is in order as the cracks in your floor appeared because the home itself is being torn apart by moving in different directions. Whatever the ultimate reasons are, we can implement a solution that eliminates the problem, and then repair and restore any damage to return your wet basement to a dry, usable condition.