Basement Waterproofing Severna Park
Whether you consider Severna Park, Maryland to be a bayside town mostly depends on whether you consider the saline parts of the Severn and Magothy Rivers to be part of Chesapeake Bay. Either way, it’s certain that Severna Park residents enjoy boating and swimming as much as any other community along Chesapeake.
The town also happens to be older than most other suburbs in the area: as a stop along the original railroad that linked Baltimore and Annapolis, Severna Park was the perfect place to live for those who wanted to combine the quiet of the country with the paycheck and opportunities of the city. It still serves this purpose today, but because the houses come in all shapes and ages, it’s hard to tell exactly when you should consider basement waterproofing in Severna Park.
The Value Of Prevention
Whether you’re talking about your health, your teeth, your clothes, your furniture, your car, or your home, the experts will all say the same thing: maintain it well, give it a good examination every once in a while, and you can save yourself a lot of money and headaches in the long run.
This means a few things when it comes to your house. It means maintaining the water heater and the HVAC system, cleaning all the living spaces regularly, and inspecting the basement for cobwebs, infestations, the musty smell of mold, and damp spots that might indicate a leak.
Those last two points are especially important when it comes to maintaining good basement waterproofing in Severna Park or wherever you happen to live. If there’s a noticeable mold outbreak or a visibly dark spot on the wall or floor of your basement, it means that the waterproofing techniques used by your home have failed, and the situation is only going to get worse if you don’t do something to fix it.
How Water Gets In
AA Action Waterproofing has been in the business for just about 30 years now, and we’ve found that water tends to infiltrate basements and foundations thanks to one of three causes:
• Runoff. Every building has several ways to keep rainwater and melting snow from soaking into the foundation, including rain gutters, gravel backfill, window wells, and even careful landscaping. Depending on the circumstances, only one of these has to fail to let water start leaking in.
• Seepage. In many areas, especially areas close to rivers and other bodies of water, the water table can be very close to the surface. If it gets higher than a building’s foundation, it can overwhelm the built-in drainage system and start to seep in through the cracks and the seams.
• Condensation. Sometimes all it takes is a humid Maryland afternoon. If humid air gets trapped inside your home because there isn’t enough ventilation, the humidity can condense on cool surfaces like pipes and basement walls.
How We Keep Water Out
For basement waterproofing in Severna Park and the rest of the Chesapeake Bay area, you can count on AA Action Waterproofing. When you contact us after finding a leak in your home, we will be sure to find the root of your problem and fix it.
We also offer several related services, such as foundation repair, crawlspace encapsulation, and mold remediation. We can even help you take preventive steps to prevent leaks from happening in the first place. If your home is particularly old and not up to today’s standards, we can install the waterproofing features that will hopefully keep your basement as dry as a bone for decades to come.
Subsurface seepage is easy enough to solve with a sump pump, which actively pumps water away from your foundation instead of the normal passive system. Condensation is even easier to solve, and if you catch it early enough you might not even need our help: just buy a dehumidifier and set it up in your basement.
AA Action Waterproofing offers basement waterproofing for Severna Park, Baltimore, Maryland, and beyond. If you’d like us to fix a leak, scrub away a bad mold outbreak, or just give your property a thorough inspection, feel free to contact us online or over the phone at your convenience. Our initial estimate is always free, so you don’t need to worry about committing to anything until you know how much it will cost.