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While there may be water related issues that are considered common problems in the waterproofing industry, Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing does not consider any of their customers to be common. We understand that each home is unique and that one solution will not address every household.
How do I know that I need waterproofing services?
A common misconception among some homeowners is to expect dampness in crawlspaces and basements; that this is acceptable. But the vast majority of times dampness is entirely unacceptable. While there are some circumstances where this may be tolerable, there are many signs that are good indicators you need a reputable waterproofing company to provide its services to either remedy a significant, existing problem or to curtail a future major complication.
Common Basement and Crawl Space Problems:
Some of these signs are indicative of more than just a waterproofing problem. Cracks in the walls and floors are often a precursor for foundation or structural repairs. Mold and mildew mitigation is typically an important step in providing a hazard-free home environment.
Can I wait to fix my problem?
Moist, dank basements and crawl spaces are a haven for mold, mildew and pests. Mold will attach itself and grow on anything organic, including wood posts, carpet, drywall and ceiling tile. Mold can spread from these ideal living conditions to the rest of your household. The resulting poor quality of air can lead to increased health risks, such as congestion, headaches or trouble breathing. There are even some molds that have been proven to be deadly.
Cracked foundations can falter and bowed walls can ultimately collapse. Even block, brick and stone have been known to crumble away from static water pressure continually pressing its way through mortar joints. Untreated rotted wood can cause unexpected shifts in your home and possibly structural failure.
Pests, such as termites, seek moist, dark places and thrive in many basements and crawl spaces. They quietly chew away at your most important asset. Even simple mice can carry diseases that are harmful to you and your family.
While some of these common problems can be addressed with a properly installed sump pump and a dehumidifier, other situations may need a drainage system to complete the waterproofing process. Every home has its own unique circumstance and our licensed and bonded contractors know what to look for. Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing professionals are all required to be trained and certified with each of our top rated products and services. We know every aspect of the waterproofing business. We even offer a FREE home evaluation to determine which system and waterproofing products are the best suited for your home. Contact Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing today and see what we can do for you!