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Why Your Basement Needs To Stay Dry

Here at AAAction Waterproofing, we understand why many people ask ‘why keeping your basement dry is so important?’. While it may seem like a little moisture in the basement is no big deal, there is a lot of damage being done that you may not be noticing at first glance. Not only does a damp basement put the health of your family at risk, but it can damage the very foundation of your home.

The Health Risks Of A Damp Basement

Standing water and mosquitoes – Pools of standing water are the perfect breeding ground for many insects, especially mosquitos. While no one is fond of mosquitoes as it is, they also pose as a dangerous health risk to you and your family. Mosquitoes have been known to carry all kinds of diseases including, malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, and even heart worms.

Moisture and mold – So your basement might not have any pools of water laying around, but the moisture isn’t something that can be ignored either. Moist basements are the best place for mold and mildew to grow and thrive. While a little mold can be harmless, a moist basement is likely to be filled with it and cause your family to become quite sick from contact.

Damaging The Foundation Of Your Home

The health risks aside, having a damp basement will end up slowly destroying your house’s foundation. As water begins collecting around your home, the soil around it will start to contract and expand. As this continues, the soil will end up absorbing more and more water until the foundation starts to crack and bow. Eventually, this damage will begin to slowly travel up into the rest of the house causing uneven and unstable floors and walls. In the end, you may find that you and your family is forced to leave after the damage has left your home unlivable.

Don’t wait for moisture to find its way into your basement!

Protect yourself, your family and your home from water damage and sickness by getting your foundation repaired and basement waterproofed by the experts at AAAction Waterproofing instead.

This entry was posted in Mold & Mildew on September, 01, 2016