A Closer Look At The Dangers Of A Leaky Basement
Maryland can have some pretty wet weather. Snowfalls here are legendary, and when the spring comes around and all that ice and snow melts, the amount of water saturating the ground is massive. Add to that the average of almost 41 inches of rainfall that the state receives every year, and it’s easy to see that a leaky basement in your home could be taking on more water than you realize.
At AA Action Waterproofing, we have seen time and time again just how many problems can come from a leaky basement. While you probably already know that dealing with this issue is important, taking a closer look at some of the potential dangers of a leaky basement is well worth doing. So, here are just a few of those hazards.
• Health Issues – Mold and mildew growth is one of the biggest dangers a leaky basement can bring. Mold growth can cause spores to be released into the air which in turn can be inhaled by you and your family. You’ll have lower air quality and may develop respiratory issues and other health problems as a result.
• Structural Defects – Not only can water that is trapped in cracks in your foundation freeze and cause even more damage to the concrete, but water finding its way into the basement can lead to rot. This can in turn cause the structural integrity of your home to be diminished significantly.
• Property Value Damage – Leaking basements, mold growth, and structural rot all combine to lower the value of your property. And in a marketplace where your home’s value is important, that can be hugely detrimental. Preventing any of this damage from occurring is vital when you want to ensure that your home doesn’t drop in value over the years.
• Financial Stress – Any of the points above could lead to financial stress, and when you consider that waiting until the problem grows is far more expensive than simply taking the steps to waterproof your home before an issue arises, it becomes clear what the better option is.
Whether you’ve already noticed a leak in your basement or just want to protect your home against a leak in the future, it’s a good idea. We’re ready to help. Contact us today to set up your consultation and learn more about our services.