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Water can accumulate in Northern Virginia basements for a number of reasons. The materials used in the construction of your home will benefit if kept dry, thus protecting the investment you’ve made in it. As a leading basement waterproofing contractor, we will properly diagnose and provide you with basement waterproofing options based on the source of the underlying problem. As a homeowner, knowing the basics of basement waterproofing causes and repairs can greatly improve your overall experience and make repairs easier in the future.

What Are Common Signs of Basement Water Issues?

Many basement water issues are easy to spot, since water isn’t supposed to be in your home, but some very common signs include:

  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Cracks in walls or floors
  • Standing water
  • Corroded power outlets or rotting wood beams

Noticing these signs early can help you avoid serious foundation and basement problems later on.

What Causes Basement Water Problems?

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There are many causes of water in the basement, especially if you live in a particularly rainy or wet area. Some common causes include:

  • Moisture condensation – this happens when warm, moist air meets your home’s cool foundation walls, resulting in noticeable wet spots on basement floors and walls.
  • Groundwater will swell once the ground has absorbed as much water as it can. The soil around your foundation cannot absorb the extra water. As a result, water runoff can come in contact with your foundation, causing more problems in your basement.
  • Water runoff – when we have weather events such as snow and rain, a percentage of water seeps into the ground. Any of this water that is not absorbed is called runoff. Runoff that is not diverted away from your home properly causes hydrostatic pressure to build up against your home’s foundation walls and floor. This forces the water through cracks and gaps. You may notice water seeping up from the joints between the wall and the floor.

If you know the causes of basement water problems, you’ll be more prepared to notice the signs and inspect your basement after a large storm or rainy season.

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What Do I Need to Do First?

 

First you need to find the source of your home’s water issue.
Start by scrolling through the images below to learn about common water problem signs.

 

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Basement Waterproofing Solutions

Solutions to a wet/moist basement or crawl space are abundant and knowing what solution will resolve which problem is why it is important to hire a knowledgeable basement waterproofing company, such as Foundation Medix. We can:

These comprehensive and proven solutions are guaranteed to fix whatever problem may be facing your home.

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With years of experience in performing basement waterproofing for a number of Northern Virginia homes, Foundation Medix is your one-stop-shop for all things related to basement waterproofing repairs and prevention systems. If you’re ready to get your basement back in great shape, give us a call today to receive your free quote!

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