As published by the association, more than a half of house/building in the US which have basement are having an issue with the water, in any form. Despite the fact that adequate amount of efforts have been put in place, there are many reasons leak in any form can appear on the basements.
The issues vary from house to another, but basically, there are few issues with the basement, some of them are a water leak and condensation.
These caused by many factors, which some of them are groundwater swelling as well as runoffs.
Basement waterproofing is one of the most common methods to rectify these issues. Choose the right contractors to do the job is very important.
Things to consider
First of all, before you do any modification to the basement or the house because of this problem, determine the major cause of this issue.
To determine the cause, one can do few simple examination on the basement’s condition to justify what is the appropriate action needs to be taken to eliminate the problem.
Try to look around and see some indications.
For example, if you found some musty smell when you enter the basement, then it is a very start sign and you have to put a high priority to rectify the issue. Then check on any water sign or leak. Some may confuse to determine whether the water is caused by condensation or the leak.
To determine that easily, do this trick. Put plastic covers the water sign and seals them for few days. When water appears on the inside part of the plastic, then it is the leak, otherwise, if the water is on the outside, then it is a condensation.
Once you determine the cause, then you can decide the right solution need to be taken immediately to combat this problem.